Friday, August 7, 2009

Did You Know That...

Mediterranean divers, before the Middle Ages, used to gather the golden strands of the pen shell, using them to weave a very fine cloth for the purpose of making gloves for their women. The cloth was so fine that a pair of these gloves could be packed into the comparable volume of a walnut shell.

1 comment:

kathi said...

Wow - how cool. Would love to see that.

A dear friend in Austin, TX got a woven gold scarf from her mother when she graduated with her PhD. It was one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Very supple for metal.