Welsh frieze

1) A kind of woollen cloth with a nap, originally made in Wales, a term noted in the OED from the Act of 1551-2.

All Welch frizes … made and wrought within the shires of Cardigan, Caermarthen and Pembroke … or elsewhere of like making. In fact, the practice had a much longer history: 1444 in panno dicto Coventr' russet walshefresed, Beverley.

places Beverley
dates 1444 1551-1552

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