Some articles on wool cloth, cloth, wool:
... Historians believe that the early inhabitants of Ireland dressed in wool cloth, although some argue that garments made of animal skins were more prevalent ... the Irish were bundling themselves in mantles, which are coats made of wool cloth ... Most mantles were composed of small scraps of cloth sewn together, although the wealthy were able to afford mantles made from a single but very large piece of cloth ...
... sheep may have begun around 6000 BC, with the earliest woven wool garments having only been dated to two to three thousand years later ... The oldest known European wool textile, ca ... Prior to invention of shears—probably in the Iron Age—the wool was plucked out by hand or by bronze combs ...
Famous quotes containing the words cloth and/or wool:
“They give us a pair of cloth shorts twice a year for all our clothing. When we work in the sugar mills and catch our finger in the millstone, they cut off our hand; when we try to run away, they cut off our leg: both things have happened to me. It is at this price that you eat sugar in Europe.”
—Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (16941778)
“After all, the wool of a black sheep is just as warm.”
—Ernest Lehman (b. 1920)