[HNW] Re: Re: Re: cotton fleece by Allison
radei at moscowmail.com
Tue Jan 17 13:25:17 PST 2006
Do you wear silk to garden? No.
Do you wear Velvet to go to the butcher? probably not.
do you use $300 a gram raw natural silk as pillow stuffing? NO.
So why would you expect the batting in the kings muddy, blood soaked ,
gore covered, War coat to be made of the finest of all things? If was
ment to be disposed of when it became stained.
Work Clothes, not Sunday Go to Meeting Clothes.
----- Original Message -----
From: ianruadh at zonnet.nl
To: "h-needlework at ansteorra.org" ,
"h-needlework-request at ansteorra.org"
Subject: [HNW] Re: Re: Re: cotton fleece by Allison
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 07:48:44 +0100
> You might want to pick up a copy of Mazzaoui's book "The Italian
> Industry in the Later Middle Ages 1100-1600." She is, by
> historian who specializes in industrial history---and this book
> is her research into
> the medieval industry of cotton manufacture, distribution,
> import/export, etc.
> She concludes that cotton was probably a low-class fabric, used
> for ready-made
> garments, household items, and sailcloth, based on her study of
> documents, merchant records, letters, inventory lists, etc. Cotton
> available in the 13th century, I believe that it was being
> cultivated in many parts
> of Italy and exported throughout Europe by then. My theory, based
> in large part on her work, is that the reason cotton is so
> rarely seen/mentioned in extant records is not because it was a
> but because it was a common, low-class item. Cotton is sometimes,
> often, used as a ground in embroidery. It's uncommon enough that
> when it is found
> it is somewhat of a surprise. The magnificent altar frontal of
> Pope Sixtus IV,
> housed in Assisi, was discovered to have a ground of evenweave
> conservators were shocked when they discovered this, and made
mention of it
> in the book that was published of the conservation. Cheers,
On the death of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, better
known as the Black Prince (Prince Edward of
Woodstock), his body was brought to the cathedral at Canterbury to
be burried according to the last will and
testament of the Prince. The place where he was laid to rest can
still be seen. It is a magnificent tomb. Nearby is
a reproduction of the tabard, heraldic surcoat, which the Prince
used on the battle field [the original had become
to fragile]. Near the crtossing of the church, in a display
cabinet, is the original. A investigation into the piece
brought to light that its was made of a outer and an inner lair of
material, between which one finds a 'stuffing' of
cotton. This is an item used in a high status enviroment (at this
point I'm not talking about the way and manner in
which the garment has been decorated). How do I make this match
with your remark.
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