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Brocade with Qilins and Phoenixes, Wine Red

Reference : 103-02-0059

Our reconstruction of silk from the first half of 14th century. The original textile was woven in the red-violet colour with a golden pattern.

More details

  • Colour : _ 050 - wine red
  • Fiber Content : Silk / Rayon / Lurex
  • Pattern Repeat Size of pattern given in cm, measured along the weft (horizontally). : 9 cm | 3.5"
  • 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

$ 35.08 / m ( $ 28.99 / m without VAT )

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  • more than 10 m (-5%)
  • more than 20 m (-10%)

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The pattern on a wine red background shows Qilins and Phoenixes climbing on plant tendrils, from which leaves and big lotus blossoms are growing up. Winged phoenixes have tales ending like peacock feathers. These Chinese mythical beasts are considered as kings of the birds. Phoenix as well as qilin is one of the four Chinese mythological creatures who live together in the Emerald Mountains. They are a symbol of perfection and qilin himself also a symbol of longevity and good luck.

According to Falke a similar textile was found in a German town called Halberstadt. The both textiles were probably woven in the same workshop under Chinese influence.

The extant textile is nowadays kept in the Royal Crypt of the Prague Castle.

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