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, Matt Weeks <weeksem@...> wrote:
> Horsehair mattresses?
> How do we get the horsehair cheap?
There are places that sell a horse/pig hair and coconut fiber batting that is latex coated. Doesn't sound that appealing but may give the right feel.
The options would be other stiff fibers: jute, coconut, excelsior, etc that might give it the right feel of some sponginess but not too much.
Cotton batting could be used as a last resort for display purposes but wouldn't have been practical on ship as it would have been perpetually damp.