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  • Linda Learn
    Where did you find this? I d like to read it as I ve done much research on silk in period and have not seen this. Maria P.
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 24, 2003
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      Where did you find this? I'd like to read it as I've done much research on
      silk in period and have not seen this.
      Maria P.

      : Clothing - Silk Thread
      >
      > An item not yet mentioned is the importance of silk thread in fine
      > clothes. This was a precious woven product of secret design that is
      > still unknown, -- the Italian merchants could never duplicate. Fine
      > garments were sewn with the thread and lasted for generations, while
      > normal garments fell apart. When garb became too worn, the thread
      > was removed and used again. I remember a listing that described a
      > Slavic Museum with garments from the 11-13 centuries ( don't know if
      > it still exists), but no displays from the 14th century. -- why --
      > silk thread became unavailable during the 'dark years' of 1336-44.
      > Apparently, it was so valuable that a wandering merchant could carry
      > enough thread in his cap to support him for a year.
      >
      > I have written a fanciful story on this theme if anyone wants it.
      > Write oiff-line.
      >
      > Kinjal
      >
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