Cord (textile)

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Scythian neck and breast ornament ( pectoral ) with gold cords of different thickness and length (4th century BC)
golden cap cord

A cord ( French cordelle 'short or thin rope ' ) is a multiple yarn that is twisted together from several yarns that are already twisted , which can consist of cotton , silk or rayon , sometimes also of precious metal .

A cord is related to the rope , but is made narrower and less robust. A fine cord can also be called a thread .


Cords and cords were already known to the linear ceramic culture (approx. 5700 to 4100 BC) and were used by them in animal husbandry, in transport and for the production of the characteristic patterns on their pottery. They were later twisted into thicker ropes, which opened up new uses.

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Individual evidence

  1. Keyword: cord. In: Heinrich Schnee (Ed.): German Colonial Lexicon. Quelle & Meyer, Leipzig 1920, Volume II, p. 365 ( online ).

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