Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread, and properly called cloth of baudekin. It was used for garments, sacred vestments, altar-cloths, canopies, etc., and is first mentioned in English history in connection with the knighting of William of Valence in 1247 by Henry III. It was probably known on the continent before that date. Later the name was applied to any rich brocade, and even to shot silk. It is not found in use after the middle of the sixteenth century. Also called
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
“The spirit of the Orient showed itself in the songs of the troubadours, and the _baudekin_,  the canopy of Bagdad,  became common in the churches of Italy.”
“On the dais was a throne of carven ivory, and above it a canopy of baudekin of the goodliest fashion, and there was a foot-carpet before it, wrought with beasts and the hunting of the deer.”
“He knew by her ducal diadem, by the baudekin colours of her robe, by her unmistakable air of pride, his daughter Isabel.”
“The baudekin stripes (blue and gold) of her tunic attested her royalty.”
“As Warwick passed the door that led from the garden, he brushed by a young man, the baudekin stripes of whose vest announced his relationship to the king, and who, though far less majestic than”
“As Warwick passed the door that led from the garden, he brushed by a young man, the baudekin stripes of whose vest announced his relationship to the king, and who, though far less majestic than Edward, possessed sufficient of family likeness to pass for a very handsome and comely person; but his countenance wanted the open and fearless expression which gave that of the king so masculine and heroic a character.”
“May I perish," said the duchess, "ere Warwick's daughter wears the baudekin of royalty, and sits in as high a state as the queen's mother!”
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Woven, knit and tatted fabrics. Other kinds of cloth, such as tapa and chamois are not included.
and embellishment and embellishing
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