Back in the day before linen items were coded (yes I've been playing that long) if you were in Allanak, you had to go to ariada's for regular clothes. I always imagined sandcloth was actually linen. Until linen started popping up. Ummmm, ok it's not linen because linen is linen. It's also not cotton.
Soooo, what real world material is sandcloth most like? The only thing I can think its most like now is maybe canvas..but I feel like there's canvas in the game too.
sandcloth = cheaper, made from several diff fibers, lightweight, durable, easier to dye, better for travel/everyday wear against the elements linen = more expensive, made from flax, also lightweight and durable, harder to dye, more suited for aesthetic reasons than protection against sand canvas = heavier and much more durable and protective, designed to take more wear/tear than either of the first two
Cambric: closely woven white cotton fabric with a slight gloss to one side, primarily used for shirting.
Canvas: A rugged, heavy material made from plied yarns, possessing body and strength, along with an even weave. Usually manufactured in the grey state, but some is dyed for different uses. Employed in tents, bags, sacking and footwear.
Coir: A thick yarn spun from seed husk fibers, primarily used in netting and ropes.
Cotton: Cheap and generally readily available, cotton is a favored material. In the northlands, vegetable starch is employed to create a cotton fabric with a stiff glossy surface, usually floral printed.
Damask: Made of cotton, linen or silk. A very durable, reversible fabric with a figured pattern woven directly into the surface. Holds a high lustre, particularly the linen, and hence is often employed in wall hangings and ornamental cloth items.
Escru wool: Generally taking dyes extraordinarily well, escru wool is used both for knitted goods as well as for creating a thick and durable felt material.
Fur: Fur is generally not employed on Zalanthas, since it is HOT, except for trimming and ornamention.
Hemp: Only seen in the northlands, this fabric is made from thick grass fibers. Usually tan or dark brown, it is difficult to bleach, but can be dyed bright or dark colors.
Lace: The skill of manipulating threads into scenic knotting and weaving has been honed to a high art in Tuluk. The finer the threads and the weavings are, the more expensive the lace is.
Linen: Harvested from flax plants, linen is much more durable than cotton, but fails to take dye as well. The gloss of its weave is considered elegant by some, and generally this fabric is only seen in the north, particularly among the Tan Muark.
Sandcloth: A very loose weave of cotton, often used for desert wear, but is incorporated into some daily wear too.
Silk: There are actually two forms of silk on Zalanthas. One is harvested from the cocoons of caterpillars indigenous to the Grey Forest, while the other, a heavier, glossier thread, is spun from pymlithe blossoms. While not as durable as other fabrics, silk is prized for its rarity, its luster, and the brightness of its color.
Velvet: Used only as trimmings or small decoration, this material is difficult and time consuming to make. Not a popular choice for most, despite its asthetic value, due to its heat-retaining properties.
Last Edit: Apr 28, 2014 8:22:10 GMT -5 by mekillot
It's cloth made of sand, obviously. That's why it's favored for desert travel. Zalanthan sand keeps the sand out.
I thought it had something to do with being high G cotton?
No. You're wrong. Things on Zalanthas have a lower density than things on earth, so it's easy to see that the sand there can easily be formed into a cloth-like solid. It keeps the sand out because the sand atoms in the sandcloth attract the rest of the sand around it.
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