Areste Cloth

A cloth of gold elaborately figured, frequently confused with Arras, to which it bears no resemblance. Known to have been used in England in early IIth century. Two copes for the Royal chapel were made of areste cloth in 1244

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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  • Cloth Of Areste — A very costly fabric of the 13th to 16th centuries, made of silk and richly decorated with gold ornament used for church vestments …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Cloth Of Bruges — A brocaded silk fabric with gold figures, similar to cloth of Areste …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Gold, Cloth Of — (see Cloth of Gold) Cloth of gold was common in the East in all ages. King Childeria (a.d. 482) was buried at Townai in a mantle of gold stuff. Favoured by Edward IV and Henry VIII and the nobility of their time. The different varieties are :… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

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