[HNW] Re: Re: cotton fleece
ianruadh at zonnet.nl
Sun Jan 15 22:30:18 PST 2006
So you can see that one topic can be approaced from two completly different angles, which are both interesting
and result in more understanding and a broaderd perspective.
> Today cotton is grown as far north os the mountians of Erarat. and as I
> am talking about Russia, it is much closer to the source.
> Yes, Egyptian cotton is among the best in the world. but also grows in
> persia, jordon, and parts of the Indus River valley.
> MY question was the Fleece part, more than the cotton part.
> The nearest place where cotton was available for europeans in the
> thirteenth century was Egypt. It was and is
> the producere of the best quality cotton in the world. Some say
> this isn't so. There cotton makes the highest prize
> on the world market. That should say something. Cotton
> fabric/garments/yarn must have been among the items
> which came to europe with returning crusaders. There is a cloth
> called fustein. It was made of a linnen weave
> and a cotton went. To reduce the prize of the finished product? If
> cotton was avialable in the thirteenth century,
> than it most certainly was a luxery product. It had to travel a
> long distance before it reached europe (and even
> further if it had to go to the north of the continent) and the
> production capacity of the counrty of origin was limited
> (no furilizers, no pesticide and no mecanical harvesting equipment
> in those days).
> Yours sincerely:
> Johan Terlouw
> > Would fleece make the right look for a period cloak? I know my
> fleece is
> > acrylic, but is the fabric going to look right. IE: was cotton
> > available/used in the 13th century? any thoughts?
> > input appreciated. thanx
> > joy
> > radei
> > Koala-T Jewelry
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