Historical Textiles (Archive)

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Bohemian brocade, flowers and wheat

Reference : 103-01-0039

Reproduction of a historical fabric used in Bohemian folk costumes in a Jacquard weave of fine synthetic yarns.

More details

  • Colour : _ 230 - irish green
  • Drape : slightly stiff
  • Fiber Content : Warp - Polyester / Weft - Rayon
  • Pattern Repeat Size of pattern given in cm, measured along the weft (horizontally). : 18.5 cm | 7.2"
  • Weave : Jacquard
  • Weight mm (mommes) is a japanese weight unit used for silk fabrics. 1 mm = 4,33 g/m2. : 170 g/m2
  • Width : 75 cm ± 5 cm / 30 in ± 2 in
  • Meters in stock: 83.89     Watch availability

$ 21.76 / m ( $ 17.98 / m without VAT )

Quantity discount

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


Golden heads of wheat mingle with red and white flowers on a green field in this brocade inspired by a Bohemian folk textile. This unique pattern was designed nearly a century ago in the Chod region by sisters Marie and Anna Bilkova. They came from a respected textile family that was active in the area around the town of Domazlice, not only sewing and embroidering local folk costumes, but also doing valuable ethnographic work to preserve folk traditions. The wheat-and-flower pattern usually appears on the most decorative part of the folk costume, the apron. Iva Kumperova’s wonderful book Chodske kroje (in Czech) offers a definitive look at the folk costumes of the region.

This historical brocade reproduction is a Jacquard weave with a polyester warp and a rayon weft. It is slightly sturdier than silk blend brocade, holds its shape very well, and the addition of rayon makes it a pleasure to wear. Traditional brocades such as this are perfect for sewing regional folk costumes and are an increasingly popular way to bring something special to modern interiors or contemporary fashions.

We recommend using a sturdy lining under this brocade, such as serge, satin, or habotai.

Care: This fabric can be hand washed at 30°C, but it will shrink and crinkle slightly. To avoid this, we recommend dry cleaning at a reliable dry cleaner. Unlike silk brocade, this fabric will not soften when laundered. Iron on the back side on a synthetics setting; if the fabric has been pre-shrunk, you may use steam.

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