The people of England gave Eleanor of Aquitaine a gossamer shawl as a wedding present when she married Henry II.byssus (mussel strands)
Historians describe Henry II riding off to battle in a glorious tunic of golden sea silk; it was so striking that the battlefield is still called the Field of Gold.Judith MacKenzie McCuin, The Intentional Spinner: A Holistic Approach to Making Yarn, Loveland, CO: Interweave, 2009, p. 44, 45.
That would be cool. And probably a lot of work.
What a well-dressed couple they must have been.