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Please note that 'Cloth of Gold' is not made from [[gold]] but was made from fibres obtained from a [[shellfish]] related to the culinary moule.
 
Please note that 'Cloth of Gold' is not made from [[gold]] but was made from fibres obtained from a [[shellfish]] related to the culinary moule.
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A lot of people say that, but I'll leave it to someone better qualified than me to refute:
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http://list.uvm.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0103&L=SCA-GARB&P=R12562&D=0&I=-3&T=0
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what I can prove is the existance of very nice samites woven with gold thread. I think this needs to be on the page, even if part of the period did use 'cloth of gold' to refer to shellfish fabric.[[User:Tiff|Tiff]]

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Please note that 'Cloth of Gold' is not made from gold but was made from fibres obtained from a shellfish related to the culinary moule.

A lot of people say that, but I'll leave it to someone better qualified than me to refute: http://list.uvm.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0103&L=SCA-GARB&P=R12562&D=0&I=-3&T=0

what I can prove is the existance of very nice samites woven with gold thread. I think this needs to be on the page, even if part of the period did use 'cloth of gold' to refer to shellfish fabric.Tiff