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The fact that fabrics are necessary in our lives is stating the obvious. Textiles are an integrated element in our households.
But some are decorated – to the extent that they could just as well be classified by alien cultures as “works of art” rather than “objects of utility”. 297 more words
“Angola. 1827. A corruption of ANGORA: the fabric made of angora wool”
The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 1983.
The Shorter OED has the first recorded incidence of “angola” as 1827, but I stumbled on an unpublished reference to it, in the 1807-16 Disbursement Book of The Retreat asylum, in York. 993 more words