- 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.
: 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.