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cloth of gold,

fabric woven wholly or partly of gold threads. From remote times gold has been used as material for weaving either alone or with other fibers. In India tapestries were made from gold threads as fine as silk. Cloth of gold was woven on Byzantine looms from the 7th to the 9th cent. and on those of Sicily, Cyprus, Lucca, and Venice in the 10th cent. Some narrow webs were woven in England, as well as palls of gold and silver cloth. Cloths of estate were magnificent gold tissues used to canopy or cover thrones. Baldachin, or fine cloth with gold warp and silk weft, was used ceremonially and also for rich clothing. The use of gold textiles and embroideries in the Middle Ages is illustrated by the pageantry at the meeting of the Field of the Cloth of GoldField of the Cloth of Gold,
locality between Guines and Ardres, not far from Calais, in France, where in 1520 Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France met for the purpose of arranging an alliance.
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 (1520). Gold thread for weaving and embroidery is still made in India, Delhi alone producing many miles per annum, working in the ancient manner. Gold or silver gilt wire is drawn through holes, successively smaller, in a specially devised metal plate, and is used either round or flattened. Modern metallic cloth, known as lamé, is commonly made of a core yarn wound with a thin metal thread, or lamé. Various artificial metallic cloths are also produced.
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In a very few moments it was necessary for Elaine to scramble to her feet, pick up her cloth of gold coverlet and pall of blackest samite and gaze blankly at a big crack in the bottom of her barge through which the water was literally pouring.
| 1520: Henry VIII and Francis I of France met in a glittering ceremony at the Field Of The Cloth Of Gold, near Calais.
1520: England's Henry VIII and Francis I of France met in a glittering ceremony at the Field Of The Cloth Of Gold, near Calais: one-upmanship between the two young kings extended to them having a wrestling bout, which Francis won.
Henry was throwing a giant banquet and the French king joined him in what became known as The Field of the Cloth of Gold.
Swathed in robes of cloth of gold and damask, figures derived from late medieval English and north European sources pose elegantly under elaborate gothic canopies against landscape backdrops evoking Albrecht Durer and Martin Schongauer.
But we must remember there are psychological concerns beneath the cloth of gold, and Bintley takes us into the king's nightmares, Louis' body twisting and turning crazily in a thin nightshirt.
It seems that Parisian weavers created a range of silk items, including narrow wear, diaphanous veils, cendals, taffeta, cloth of gold with metallic thread, and velvet.
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If gold is imperishable, then friendship forged amidst cloth of gold was intended never to tarnish.
Goldsmiths book prize shortlist includes: Acts of the Assassins by Richard Beard; Beatlebone by Kevin Barry; The Field of the Cloth of Gold by Magnus Mills; Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter; Lurid & Cute by Adam Thirlwell; and Satin Island by Tom McCarthy.
| 1520: Henry VIII and Francis I of France met in |a glittering ceremony at the Field Of The Cloth Of Gold, near Calais.
At one time Cloth of Gold was typical of the achilleas we'd grow, nearly all bright yellow, with stout, stiff stems and flat heads made of tiny flowers.