Maybe this explains the honeycomb-looking sleeves on the Chartres statues. It could be a weave such as this, or even honeycomb.
Stocking of st Germanus - from 12th century are made of linen. Reconstruction in Abegg-Stiftung Foundation, Bern
Chemise Isabelle de France sister of St.Luis (13th century), Convent Saint-Francois, Paris.
Date: 13th–14th century Century: 13th Century AD Media: Silk, Silver; Lampas Dimensions: 61.4 x 61.4 cm (24 3/16 x 24 3/16 in.) Department:Costume and Textile Arts Object Type: Fragment Country: Turkey Continent: Asia Culture/People: Seljuk Period Accession Number: 1999.182.11 Pattern of endless knot design with a pointed upper loop. Gold metallic weft on dark gray ground. Mounted on tan background on rigid frame.
Full-length photograph of the tunic of Bernard de Lacarre, 12-13th century silk with gold thread. Woven in the region of Languedoc, France. Now in Paris, musée de Cluny - musée national du Moyen-Age.
Interesting site for 11th and 12th C clothing. http://www.eleanorofaquitaine.net
Two griffons back-to-back. 11th Century: Two griffons back-to-back. Silk serge an wool. Fragment; from a reliquary. Byzantine. Musee de Valere, Sion, France. Volbach, Early Decorative Textiles p.147
"Dernière partie de cet ouvrage", 1175-1200. Nice details in that french manuscript of the end of the 12th century, i specially like the small axe in the belt.
14 c. Nasrid dynasty, Granada, Spain. Fragment of woven silk with a pattern floral medallions in a framework of circles, eight-pointed stars and strap work in green, blue, gold and white on a red ground.