Baudekin

BALDACHINE (Baudekin, Baldoquin, Bodkin)
A silk fabric embroidered with gold, woven in the Middle Ages at Damascus, silk warp, gold weft, often studded with precious stones, used for ceremonials, robes of State, curtains, canopies, etc. Later made only of silk, dyed crimson. During the 15th century became more common, most of it coming from Lucca, Italy, and the term is still used for the canopy borne over the head of the Pope. In the inventory of the wardrobe of Henry V appears "A piece of baudekyn of purple silk," " a piece of white baudekyn of gold," and in that of Henry VIII there appears " green baudekins of Venice gold, and blue, white, green and crimson baudekins with flowers of gold." ————————
BAUDEKIN
The original of Brocade, a rich silk woven on a gold warp, and produced in Bagdad in its prime. Later, a rich crimson silk. Also " Bodkin," originally manufactured at Baldeck, or Babylon. First introduced into Europe during the time for the Crusades, for regal garments and later on for church vestments, altar hangings and canopies of state.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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  • Baudekin — Bau de*kin, n. [OE. bawdekin rich silk stuff, OF. baudequin. See {Baldachin}.] The richest kind of stuff used in garments in the Middle Ages, the web being gold, and the woof silk, with embroidery; made originally at Baghdad. [Spelt also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baudekin — [bô′də kin] n. [ME < OFr baudequin] Archaic BALDACHIN …   English World dictionary

  • baudekin — /baw dee kin/, n. baldachin (def. 1). [1350 1400; ME < MF < ML baldakinus BALDACHIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Baudekin — A cloth also known as * baldachin ; not related to *bodkin …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • baudekin — bau·de·kin …   English syllables

  • baudekin — ˈbȯdēkn noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French baudequin, baldequin more at baldachin : baldachin 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • baldakin — Baudekin Bau de*kin, n. [OE. bawdekin rich silk stuff, OF. baudequin. See {Baldachin}.] The richest kind of stuff used in garments in the Middle Ages, the web being gold, and the woof silk, with embroidery; made originally at Baghdad. [Spelt also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baudkin — Baudekin Bau de*kin, n. [OE. bawdekin rich silk stuff, OF. baudequin. See {Baldachin}.] The richest kind of stuff used in garments in the Middle Ages, the web being gold, and the woof silk, with embroidery; made originally at Baghdad. [Spelt also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baudkyn — Baudekin Bau de*kin, n. [OE. bawdekin rich silk stuff, OF. baudequin. See {Baldachin}.] The richest kind of stuff used in garments in the Middle Ages, the web being gold, and the woof silk, with embroidery; made originally at Baghdad. [Spelt also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bawdekin — Baudekin Bau de*kin, n. [OE. bawdekin rich silk stuff, OF. baudequin. See {Baldachin}.] The richest kind of stuff used in garments in the Middle Ages, the web being gold, and the woof silk, with embroidery; made originally at Baghdad. [Spelt also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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