Monday, September 19, 2011


Cloak is one of those somewhat dark words. It has two primary meanings both related to a central meaning which is "to cover". One meaning refers to clothing, while the other has dark secretive connotations attached to it.

Beginning with the clothing...

Cloak: a wraplike outer garment fastened at the throat and falling straight from the shoulders.
 In full evening dress in the Western countries, ladies and gentlemen frequently use the cloak as a fashion statement, or to protect the fine fabrics of eveningwear from the elements, especially where a coat would crush; or hide; the garment. Opera cloaks are made of quality materials such as wool or cashmere, velvet and satin.

Let's move on the the darker more secretive side of cloak...

Cloak: something that covers or conceals; disguise; pretense: He conducts his affairs under a cloak of secrecy.

"It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."
- Albert Einstein  

 Nik Kershaw - Cloak and Dagger (1984)



  1. Very cool post, it gets me excited for Halloween! I especially like the first cloak, very pretty.

  2. I love this, all the cloak information totally cool



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