European maille
The European weaves are those most commonly associated with chainmail armour in the Western world. The earliest fragments of European maille weaves were found in ancient Celtic archeological sites. Historical evidence suggests that chainmail armour was adopted by the Romans from the Celts, and spread thereafter throughout the vast Roman Empire. Italy became known for its production of superior chainmail armour; entire towns were sometimes devoted to its manufacture. Armour reflected the social and financial status of its wearer. The armour of wealthy nobles mimicked the fashions of the day—complete with metal “pleats,” and “stitches.” The jeweller’s arts were used to create spectacular maille and plate combinations of gold, silver, and gemstones. The European family includes such weaves as European Four-In-One or Six-In-One, Dragonscale, Roundmaille, and Byzantine.

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