Acca Silk

Acca Silk
A cloth of gold, shot with coloured silk wefts. Woven as a brocade with animal figures. It was originally made in Syria and first known in England during the 14th century, when it was used for church vestments.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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