ndia in the fourth century, describes the people of Chen-chen, who lived about the Lake of Lob, as wearing dresses of Chinese cut, but made of felt.
Felt covered the funeral pile of Hephaestion, whose obsequies were so splendidly celebrated by Alexander; Xenophon says that felt was used to cover chairs and couches; the Medes also used felt for sacks.
The word felt is allied to the Greek pilos and Latin pilus, from a root word which means to compress. The Greek word pilotos — felted — comes
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