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Ataela (or cloudsilk) is a textile made by the sylvankind.

Ataela, or cloudsilk, is a sylvan textile made from raw silk (typically silk from silkworms, but sylvans also enjoy using bee silk and spider silk) and the ultra-fine wool of the cavelta rolton. Next, it is dyed using a wax-resist dyeing application process. The process is an ancient technique kept alive both by the Lassaran who brought it from Yuriqen, but also the older sylvan settlements dotted throughout the forests of Elanthia. The dyes are all derived from local flora, and the patterns are unique. The most common pattern gives ataela its name -- a simple, wavy, cloud-like pattern. Other patterns may have specific uses (such as for weddings), while others are intricate artisitic endeavors.

Ataela is considered a rarer material as of 2023. Because of this, it requires fodder when used in alterations. See alter fodder for more information.

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