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What is "Samite" - Definition & Explanation

Samite a rich medieval silk fabric interwoven with gold and silver.
A heavy silk fabric worn in the Middle Ages: it was sometimes interwoven with gold.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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Not completely waterproof. Pertaining to fabrics that because of inherent hydrophobic properties or water barriers made of films or membranes are able to shed light snow and rain. In an effort to...

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