Italian Rose and Thistle Damask

Reference : 103-04-0034

Replica of Italian silk fabric, first half of 15th century.

More details

  • Colour : _ 175 - Capri blue
  • Fiber Content : 50% silk, 50% cotton
  • Pattern Repeat Size of pattern given in cm, measured along the weft (horizontally). : 14 cm | 5.5"
  • Period : 15th 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 in
  • Availability: This product is no longer in stock

$ 57.28 / m ( $ 47.33 / m without VAT )

Quantity discount

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

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This reproduction features a purely floral motif depicting a stylized rose bush. Its blossoms dominate the pattern, with thistles and other small flowers tucked among the enormous leaves.

This historical reproduction is a damask, which means that the fabric is reversible, with a pattern that emerges through the alternation of glossy and matte areas in the satin weave. The silk warp of the fabric is filled in with a cotton weft, giving the cloth a heftier, fuller feel, and making it more affordable than a pure silk damask.

The original textile fragment is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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