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Brocade w/ Phoenixes amid Vine Leaves, Blue

Reference : 103-02-0050

Reproduction of a European figured textile dating from 14th century.

More details

  • Colour : _ 155 - Paris blue
  • Fiber Content : Warp - Silk / Weft - Rayon
  • Pattern Repeat Size of pattern given in cm, measured along the weft (horizontally). : 18.5 cm | 7.2"
  • Period : 14th century
  • Weight mm (mommes) is a japanese weight unit used for silk fabrics. 1 mm = 4,33 g/m2. : ~ 50m/m / 220g/m2 (46-54m/m)
  • Width : 75 cm ± 5 cm / 30 in ± 2 in
  • Availability: This product is no longer in stock

$ 33.30 / m ( $ 27.53 / m without VAT )

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This particular pattern have survived in several textile fragments and clothings. Their origin is for sure European but it is not clear whether they were of an Italian or Spanish production. In any case the pattern is a late medieval dated to 14th century although it was still popular in the 15th century. Both Chinese and Iranian influence is obvious. The very decorative and flowing foliage and arabesques got clearly inspiration in the Middle East although the vine leaf is an Italian classic. The pairs of birds could be both Middle Eastern phoenixes or Chinese mythical birds fenghuang which represent rebirth and perfection according the mythology.

Extant textiles with this pattern can be found in Metropolitan Museum of Art and in Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York as well as in Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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