ermesino

English translation: armozeen

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22:22 Oct 1, 2013
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Italian term or phrase: ermesino
Description of an interior using damasks, and ermesino, which is a kind of thin silk used for furnishing and dress making, but which kind??
ermesino
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:28
English translation:armozeen
Explanation:
Also found as 'armozine' (http://tiny.cc/sa9a4w) and 'ormesin(e)' (http://tiny.cc/i78a4w)

a heavy generally black taffeta-weave silk used for clerical robes and mourning
Origin: prob. fr. It ermesino, fr. Harmozia (now Hormuz, Ormuz), ancient town on coast of Persia
(http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/armozeen)
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Barbara Carrara
Italy
Local time: 03:28
Grading comment
Thanks for this English equivalent.
Though the problem remains, ermosino is specifically light, see reference comment below. It is probably Syrian, but misnamed as from Hormuz and then misunderstood in English fabric terms...any more textile specialists out there?
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3 +3armozeen
Barbara Carrara
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armozeen silk an example
silviacasilli

  

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armozeen


Explanation:
Also found as 'armozine' (http://tiny.cc/sa9a4w) and 'ormesin(e)' (http://tiny.cc/i78a4w)

a heavy generally black taffeta-weave silk used for clerical robes and mourning
Origin: prob. fr. It ermesino, fr. Harmozia (now Hormuz, Ormuz), ancient town on coast of Persia
(http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/armozeen)

Barbara Carrara
Italy
Local time: 03:28
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Grading comment
Thanks for this English equivalent.
Though the problem remains, ermosino is specifically light, see reference comment below. It is probably Syrian, but misnamed as from Hormuz and then misunderstood in English fabric terms...any more textile specialists out there?

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Reference: armozeen silk an example

Reference information:
here is an image of a sculpture-dress realized by Roberto Capucci of the series Crete (Clay). The fabric is the famous armozeen silk which is light and irridescent. This dress was here in Brescia last year in a particular exhibition at Santa Giulia's Museum, where I work.


    Reference: http://cav.unibg.it/moda/web/it/gallerie/roberto-capucci-e-l...
silviacasilli
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Native speaker of: Italian
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