Samite: Quiz

Question 1: Samite was "arguably the most important" silk weave of ________[4], and from the 9th century Byzantine silks entered Europe via the Italian trading ports.
ByzantiumIstanbulRoman EmpireGreeks

Question 2: It was famously referred to in the ________ cycle of poems by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
Idylls of the KingThe Lady of ShalottCamelotKing Arthur

Question 3: The ________ brought Europeans into direct contact with the Islamic world, and other sources of samite, as well as other Eastern luxuries.
East–West SchismCrusadesFirst seven Ecumenical CouncilsCounter-Reformation

Question 4: [24] This appearance was referenced, too, in the film Excalibur and even burlesqued in ________.
Terry GilliamEric IdleJohn CleeseMonty Python and the Holy Grail

Question 5: [17] According to the ________ the most famous example of painted silk, the Parement of Narbonne, despite being a royal commission, was only made on "fluted silk imitating samite".
Tuileries PalacePavillon de FloreLouvreLouvre Palace

Question 6: [9] Silk weaving itself was established in ________ and Venice in the 12th and 13th centuries, and the statutes of the silk-weaving guilds in Venice specifically distinguished sammet weavers from weavers of other types of silk cloth.

Question 7: Samite was a luxurious and heavy silk fabric worn in the ________, of a twill-type weave, often including gold or silver thread.
Late Middle AgesEarly Middle AgesHigh Middle AgesMiddle Ages

Question 8: Vikings, connected through their direct trade routes with ________, were buried in samite embroidered with silver-wound threads in the tenth century.
ConstantinopleByzantine EmpireHagia SophiaByzantine navy

Question 9: Fragments of samite have been discovered at many locations along the Silk Road[7], and are especially associated with Sassanid ________[8].
Iran–Iraq WarIraqAzerbaijanIran

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