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Samite with Griffins, Foxes and Birds

Reference : 103-07-0004

Our reproduction of a lampas silk woven in Syria in 13th century.

The original textile was produced in Ayyubid sultanate which in 12th and 13th century covered areas of Middle East such as Syria, Palestine and even west Egypt. It is assumed that the textile was made in Syria because of the technology of weaving and pattern both typical for earlier production of eastern Iran whose weavers migrated to Syria to flee the Mongols.

The intricate pattern features paired griffins, foxes, and birds arranged among vine scrolls and palmette trees. The elegant and threatening fox is quite a rare motif which makes this textile quite unique.

This samite replica is produced using a medieval weaving technique based on a twill weave. Although made of pure silk, the fabric is quite durable. It is not as fine, nor as glossy, as our pure silk damasks. This fabric is woven using our unique technology so that it most closely resembles the samite samples seen in museums.

Several collections, such as Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, preserve fragments of the same textile, perhaps part of a tunic.

  • Colour : _ 225 - green
  • Fiber Content : 100% silk
  • Flexibility : Gently flowing
  • Pattern Repeat Size of pattern given in cm, measured along the weft (horizontally). : 12 cm | 4.7"
  • Period : 13th century
  • Weight mm (mommes) is a japanese weight unit used for silk fabrics. 1 mm = 4,33 g/m2. : ~ 30m/m | 130g/m2 (26-34m/m)
  • Width : 140 cm | 55"
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$ 88.36 / m ( $ 73.04 / m without VAT )

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