Cloth of Gold of Queen Margaret 15th c.

Reference : 103-05-0002
Old reference : 10-0025

This golden brocade is a replica of a dress today stored at the Uppsala cathedral in Sweden, which belonged to queen Margaret I who ruled Denmark, Norway and Sweden 1353-1412.

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  • Fiber Content : 100% silk
  • Pattern Repeat Size of pattern given in cm, measured along the weft (horizontally). : 36 cm | 14"
  • Period : 15th century
  • Weight mm (mommes) is a japanese weight unit used for silk fabrics. 1 mm = 4,33 g/m2. : ~ 42m/m / 180g/m2
  • Width : 140 cm / 55 in
  • Availability: This product is no longer in stock

$ 70.60 / m ( $ 58.34 / m without VAT )

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The original fabric was made in Italy between 1403 - 1439. It has a high amount of golden threads which form a golden surface with thin red outlines of a pomegranate pattern with laurel garlands inside ogival fields. This was a frequent motive in the 15th century italian weaving, ranked as a fertility symbol and popular in royal families or for wedding dresses. Cloth of gold fabrics, such as this one, existed in variations throughout the middle ages, this one appears to be one of the most popular cloth of gold fabric, as the original dress is highly valuable, known as the only medieval gala dress still extant in Europe.

The pattern repeat of the original is 30 cm, our replica has been resized to fit modern looms to 36 cm. The fabric can be used from both sides, it looks reverse from the wrong side (red background and golden pattern). The fabric is stiff due to high amount of golden threads - see our replica dress in the pictures below.

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