damask nails

At the suggestion of a friend she searched her own bed looking for possible concealed charms, and found ‘such strange things as nails, needles with threads of damask and sendal, finger nails, bones, long strands of hair curiously wound together.’
—  Carlo Ginzburg, The Night Battles: Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.