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'''Silk''' is an expensive luxury fabric, made from the cocoons of certain caterpillars. Typically, only nobles and wealthy merchants can afford silks.
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'''Silk''' is an expensive luxury fabric, made from the cocoons of certain caterpillars. Typically, only nobles and wealthy merchants can afford silks, poorer people wear cotton.{{Ref|AGOT|4}} Silk is used to make clothing, but can also be used in luxury furnishings and furniture, etc.{{Ref|AGOT|23}}
  
Silk is used to make clothing, but can also be used in luxury furnishings and furniture, etc.  
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In [[Westeros]], wealthy lords from [[Sunspear]] to [[Winterfell]] can obtain silk through long-distance trade. In [[Essos]], magisters and lords from the [[Free Cities]] to [[Slaver's Bay]] wear silk,{{Ref|AGOT|3}} and even the [[Dothraki]] accept a few silk items as tribute.{{Ref|AGOT|54}}
  
In [[Westeros]], wealthy lords from [[Sunspear]] to [[Winterfell]] can obtain silk through long-distance trade. In [[Essos]], magisters and lords from the [[Free Cities]] to [[Slaver's Bay]] wear silk,{{Ref|AGOT|3}} and even the [[Dothraki]] accept a few silk items as tribute.{{Ref|AGOT|54}}
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Silk-exporting regions that have been mentioned include:
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*[[Qarth]]: during one of his voyages to the east, [[Corlys Velaryon]] loaded up his ships at Qarth with silks and spices.{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys I}}
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*The [[Jade Sea]]: While in Volantis, [[Quentyn Martell]] remarks that few merchant ships from Westeros come as far east as the city, and those who do fill up their holds with silks and spices originating from the [[Jade Sea]], then return home.{{Ref|ADWD|6}}
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*[[Naath]]: the island of Naath used to export shimmering silk fabrics, reaching markets in King's Landing and the Free Cities. After the [[Doom of Valyria]], however, increased slaver-raids nearly destroyed Naath's silk industry.{{Ref|TWOIAF|Beyond the Free Cities: Naath}}
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In Essos, an overland route exists called the [[Silk Road]], originating in the mountain passes of the [[Bone Mountains]]. The trade flowing west through these passes consists of caravans from [[Yi Ti]].{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Bones and Beyond}}
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==Culture==
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''[[Lady of Silk]]'' is a war galley of the [[royal fleet]].{{Ref|ACOK|58}} ''[[Silken Spirit]]'' is a [[Myr]]ish galley.{{Ref|ACOK|63}} ''[[Silken Cloud]]'' is a galley owned by [[Xaro Xhoan Daxos]].{{Ref|ADWD|16}}
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The [[Street of Silk]] in [[King's Landing]] is known for its [[Prostitution|brothels]] of varying expense.{{Ref|AFFC|8}}{{Ref|AFFC|36}}
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The men of [[Qarth]] wear beaded silk skirts.{{Ref|ACOK|27}}
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==Recent Events==
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===''A Game of Thrones''===
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[[Daenerys Targaryen]] wears a deep plum gown made of silk that brings out the [[Purple eyes|violet in her eyes]] when she meets Khal [[Drogo]] for the first time.{{Ref|AGOT|3}}
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King [[Robert I Baratheon]]'s pavilion during the [[Hand's Tourney]] is made of golden silk.{{Ref|AGOT|30}}
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The roof of Khal [[Drogo]]'s "palace" in [[Vaes Dothrak]] is made of silk.{{Ref|AGOT|36}}{{Ref|AGOT|46}}
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[[Arya Stark]] throws an orange at her sister, [[Sansa Stark]], ruining her [[ivory]] silk dress in the process.{{Ref|AGOT|44}} Sansa later dyes the dress black to hide the stains.{{Ref|AGOT|57}}
  
Silk-exporting regions that have been mentioned include:
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[[Varys]] compares [[Stannis Baratheon|Stannis]] and [[Renly Baratheon]] to an [[iron]] gauntlet and a silk glove respectively.{{Ref|AGOT|58}}
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[[Mirri Maz Duur]] closes the wound of Khal Drogo with silk thread.{{Ref|AGOT|61}}
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===''A Clash of Kings''===
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Renly Baratheon's pavilion is made of green silk.{{Ref|ACOK|22}}{{Ref|ACOK|31}} The members of the [[Rainbow Guard]] wear rainbow-striped silk cloaks.{{Ref|ACOK|22}}
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Daenaerys receives the traditional blue silk slippers summoning her to the [[Hall of a Thousand Thrones]].{{Ref|ACOK|40}}
  
*[[Qarth]]: during one of his voyages to the east, [[Corlys Velaryon]] loaded up his ships at Qarth with silks and spices.{{ref|twoiaf| The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys I}}
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Old Lord [[Gyles Rosby]] often coughs into a square of scarlet silk trimmed with golden lace.{{Ref|ACOK|2}}{{Ref|ACOK|65}}
*The [[Jade Sea]]: While in Volantis, [[Quentyn Martell]] remarks that few merchant ships from Westeros come as far east as the city, and those who do fill up their holds with silks and spices originating from the [[Jade Sea]], then return home.{{ref|ADWD|6}}
 
*[[Naath]]: the island of Naath used to export shimmering silk fabrics, reaching markets in King's Landing and the Free Cities. After the [[Doom of Valyria]], however, increased slaver-raids nearly destroyed Naath's silk industry.{{ref|twoiaf| Beyond the Free Cities: Naath}}
 
  
In Essos, an overland route exists called the [[Silk Road]], originating in the mountain passes of the [[Bone Mountains]]. The trade flowing west through these passes consists of caravans from [[Yi Ti]].{{ref|twoiaf| The Bones and Beyond}}
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==Owners of silk clothing==
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*[[Alayaya]]: green silk{{Ref|ACOK|29}}
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*[[Arya Stark]]{{Ref|AGOT|10}}{{Ref|AGOT|22}}
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*[[Arys Oakheart]]: white silk cloak{{Ref|ACOK|2}}
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*[[Cersei Lannister]]: a gown of sea-green silk{{Ref|AGOT|49}}, a high-collared black silk gown with [[rubies]]{{Ref|AGOT|51}}
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*[[Chataya]]{{Ref|ACOK|15}}
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*[[Daenerys Targaryen]]: a deep plum gown{{Ref|AGOT|3}}, sleeping silks{{Ref|AGOT|23}}, robe of purple silk{{Ref|ACOK|40}}
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*[[Eddard Stark]]{{Ref|AGOT|25}}{{Ref|AGOT|27}}
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*[[Falyse Stokeworth]]: gown of turquoise silk and vair{{Ref|ACOK|65}}
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*[[Illyrio Mopatis]]: flame-colored loose garments{{Ref|AGOT|3}}
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*[[Jaime Lannister]]: crimson silk{{Ref|AGOT|5}}
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*[[Jon Snow]]{{Ref|AGOT|60}}
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*[[Lancel Lannister]]: black silk undersleeves{{Ref|ACOK|29}}
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*[[Lollys Stokeworth]]: gown of turquoise silk and vair{{Ref|ACOK|65}}
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*[[Loras Tyrell]]: pale blue silk{{Ref|AGOT|43}}
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*[[Lysa Arryn]]: black silk with pearls{{Ref|AGOT|38}}
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*[[Melisandre]]: red silk gown{{Ref|ACOK|0}}
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*[[Meryn Trant]]: white silk glove{{Ref|AGOT|67}}
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*[[Monford Velaryon]]: sea-green silk{{Ref|ACOK|0}}
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*[[Petyr Baelish]]: a grey silk cloak trimmed with black fox{{Ref|AGOT|33}}
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*[[Robert I Baratheon]]{{Ref|AGOT|4}}
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*[[Sansa Stark]]: blue silks{{Ref|AGOT|15}}, [[ivory]] dress{{Ref|AGOT|44}}, sky-blue silk dress{{Ref|AGOT|65}}, green silk gown{{Ref|AGOT|67}}, gown of pale purple silk{{Ref|ACOK|2}}, blue silk gown{{Ref|ACOK|32}}
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*[[Shae]]: purple silk{{Ref|ACOK|44}}
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*[[Tanda Stokeworth]]: gown of turquoise silk and vair{{Ref|ACOK|65}}
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*[[Tyrion Lannister]]: a cloak of crimson silk fringed in gold{{Ref|ACOK|15}}
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*[[Varys]]: purple gown{{Ref|AGOT|18}}
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*[[Viserys Targaryen]]: scarlet silks{{Ref|AGOT|46}}
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*[[Walder Frey (son of Merrett)|"Little" Walder Frey]]{{Ref|ACOK|16}}
  
 
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Silk is an expensive luxury fabric, made from the cocoons of certain caterpillars. Typically, only nobles and wealthy merchants can afford silks, poorer people wear cotton.[1] Silk is used to make clothing, but can also be used in luxury furnishings and furniture, etc.[2]

In Westeros, wealthy lords from Sunspear to Winterfell can obtain silk through long-distance trade. In Essos, magisters and lords from the Free Cities to Slaver's Bay wear silk,[3] and even the Dothraki accept a few silk items as tribute.[4]

Silk-exporting regions that have been mentioned include:

  • Qarth: during one of his voyages to the east, Corlys Velaryon loaded up his ships at Qarth with silks and spices.[5]
  • The Jade Sea: While in Volantis, Quentyn Martell remarks that few merchant ships from Westeros come as far east as the city, and those who do fill up their holds with silks and spices originating from the Jade Sea, then return home.[6]
  • Naath: the island of Naath used to export shimmering silk fabrics, reaching markets in King's Landing and the Free Cities. After the Doom of Valyria, however, increased slaver-raids nearly destroyed Naath's silk industry.[7]

In Essos, an overland route exists called the Silk Road, originating in the mountain passes of the Bone Mountains. The trade flowing west through these passes consists of caravans from Yi Ti.[8]

Culture

Lady of Silk is a war galley of the royal fleet.[9] Silken Spirit is a Myrish galley.[10] Silken Cloud is a galley owned by Xaro Xhoan Daxos.[11]

The Street of Silk in King's Landing is known for its brothels of varying expense.[12][13]

The men of Qarth wear beaded silk skirts.[14]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Daenerys Targaryen wears a deep plum gown made of silk that brings out the violet in her eyes when she meets Khal Drogo for the first time.[3]

King Robert I Baratheon's pavilion during the Hand's Tourney is made of golden silk.[15]

The roof of Khal Drogo's "palace" in Vaes Dothrak is made of silk.[16][17]

Arya Stark throws an orange at her sister, Sansa Stark, ruining her ivory silk dress in the process.[18] Sansa later dyes the dress black to hide the stains.[19]

Varys compares Stannis and Renly Baratheon to an iron gauntlet and a silk glove respectively.[20]

Mirri Maz Duur closes the wound of Khal Drogo with silk thread.[21]

A Clash of Kings

Renly Baratheon's pavilion is made of green silk.[22][23] The members of the Rainbow Guard wear rainbow-striped silk cloaks.[22]

Daenaerys receives the traditional blue silk slippers summoning her to the Hall of a Thousand Thrones.[24]

Old Lord Gyles Rosby often coughs into a square of scarlet silk trimmed with golden lace.[25][26]

Owners of silk clothing

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 4, Eddard I.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 23, Daenerys III.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 3, Daenerys I.
  4. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 54, Daenerys VI.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys I.
  6. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 6, The Merchant's Man.
  7. The World of Ice & Fire, Beyond the Free Cities: Naath.
  8. The World of Ice & Fire, The Bones and Beyond.
  9. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 58, Davos III.
  10. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 63, Daenerys V.
  11. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 16, Daenerys III.
  12. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 8, Jaime I.
  13. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 36, Cersei VIII.
  14. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 27, Daenerys II.
  15. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 30, Eddard VII.
  16. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 36, Daenerys IV.
  17. 17.0 17.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 46, Daenerys V.
  18. 18.0 18.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 44, Sansa III.
  19. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 57, Sansa V.
  20. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 58, Eddard XV.
  21. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 61, Daenerys VII.
  22. 22.0 22.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 22, Catelyn II.
  23. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 31, Catelyn III.
  24. 24.0 24.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 40, Daenerys III.
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 2, Sansa I.
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa VIII.
  27. 27.0 27.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 29, Tyrion VII.
  28. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 10, Jon II.
  29. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 22, Arya II.
  30. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 49, Eddard XIV.
  31. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 51, Sansa IV.
  32. 32.0 32.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 15, Tyrion III.
  33. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 25, Eddard V.
  34. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 27, Eddard VI.
  35. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 5, Jon I.
  36. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 60, Jon VIII.
  37. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 43, Eddard XI.
  38. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
  39. 39.0 39.1 A Clash of Kings, Prologue.
  40. 40.0 40.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 67, Sansa VI.
  41. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 33, Eddard VIII.
  42. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 15, Sansa I.
  43. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 65, Arya V.
  44. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 32, Sansa III.
  45. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 44, Tyrion X.
  46. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 18, Catelyn IV.
  47. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 16, Bran II.