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What is "Baldachin" - Definition & Explanation

Baldachin a rich embroidered fabric of silk and gold.
A canopy of silk or some other material installed over a crypt, an altar, or throne. These are often seen in portable forms for the purpose of processions.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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Made from wool, cotton, linen, silk, rayon, or synthetics. In a basket weave. Monk’s cloth is heavy due to its construction. It is difficult to sew or manipulate as the yarns have a tendency to...

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