- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "mace_tron" <baqbjm@...> wrote:
>Sorry, no it is not if you are talking about the stuff that looks
> I've seen some costumes made with moire satin, but I haven't been able
> to find any information about when this fabric came into use, or if it
> was ever used for clothing. If anyone could help me, I'd appreciate it.
water stained. The effect is made by pressing the fabric through
heated rollers. So it is a process that can be applied to fabric. I
think it was a style of ribband that was sewn onto a gown - Colonial
or Civil War era? It was also used in bookbinding and hatmaking OOP.
One of the tapestries in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC shows a lady in a gown with the very distinct wood grain patterning on it; the style of the cartoon is fifteenth century, though no guarentees when the tapestry was actually woven.
The gown I'm thinking of is blue.
Ann in CT
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