Arras Cloth

ARRAS CLOTH
A loosely woven fabric made from jute, in wide widths, dyed, used for curtains, table and cushion covers. A better cloth is made from coarse linen yarns as below: - 46 X 42, 50 / 42's linen, plain weave. The term was first applied to woven stuffs made at Arras, France, in the 14th century, which were decorated with simple patterns for use as hangings in rooms. It was originally called Opus Saracenicum.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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  • arras — [15] An arras is a tapestry hanging, immortalized by Shakespeare in Hamlet when he conceals Polonius behind one, there to be killed by Hamlet. The word comes from the Anglo Norman phrase draps d’arras, literally ‘cloth of Arras’: Arras is a city… …   Word origins

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  • Aris — This unusual and interesting surname, recorded in the spellings of Aris, Ariss and Aries, is usually medieval occupational and locational in origin, and dates from the time of the Flemish Weavers, circa 13th Century. The name means either a… …   Surnames reference

  • Ariss — This unusual and interesting surname, recorded in the spellings of Aris, Ariss and Aries, is usually medieval occupational and locational in origin, and dates from the time of the Flemish Weavers, circa 13th Century. The name means either a… …   Surnames reference

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  • Low Countries, history of — Introduction       history of the Low Countries from prehistoric times to 1579.       For historical purposes, the name Low Countries is generally understood to include the territory of what is today The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, as… …   Universalium

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