Re: [Authentic_SCA] Silk noil was Re: [Fibers and Spinning/Crocheting
- Beth, I would love to know this reference. I'm always looking for references
on things like this.....
Despina de la hopes you don't have to dig too much
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> I'm sorry. Soil noil is documentable. There is a piece of red silk
> cloth in existence. It was found wrapping a Saint's relic in aRomanesque
> alter in a church in the French Pyrenees . I've got the book withthe
> archeological summary around here somewhere. It was alsoextensively used
> in mercery. About a third of all silk fiber produced was broken(noil) or
> doubled (dupioni). Even in Venice, there were no restrictions onthe use in
> textiles for private use.. it just could not be exported or sold.Elsewhere
> in Italy it was used in mixed cloth as well.Thx for the correction. Book title & ISBN pls!!!
> Beth of Walnutvale