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Sogdian brocade, paired cocks in pearl roundels, red

Reference : 103-02-0065

Reproduction of historical fabric, an 8th century Sogdian brocade in a Jacquard weave of natural silk and rayon. The richly detailed pattern is woven in color on a red field.

More details

  • Colour : _ 065 - red
  • Drape : slightly stiff
  • Fiber Content : 25% silk, 75% rayon
  • Period : 8th century
  • Weave : Jacquard
  • Weight mm (mommes) is a japanese weight unit used for silk fabrics. 1 mm = 4,33 g/m2. : 205 g/m2
  • Width : 75 cm ± 5 cm / 30 in ± 2 in
  • Meters in stock: 82.1     Watch availability

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

Quantity discount

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

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The pearled medallion pattern was typical for central Asian textiles going back to ancient times. Sogdian weavers probably took their inspiration from the art of the Sasanian Empire, but the popularity of the pattern among nomadic tribes makes it difficult to pinpoint its origins and trace its subsequent spread. Here the pearl roundels each contain two cocks in opposition with pointed beaks and colorful wings. The space between roundels is filled by squared ornaments of stylized, geometrical flowers.

Our reproduction is based on a preserved fragment of a “robe of honor.” The tradition of presenting an honorary garment as a sign of favor was widespread. Such gifts were typically made of the very finest and most exclusive materials.

This historical brocade reproduction is a Jacquard weave with a pure silk warp and rayon weft. The use of premium materials makes this brocade very sturdy, yet soft, gentle to the touch, and breathable. Reproductions of period brocades such as this are perfect for sewing historical costumes and also bring something special to modern interiors or contemporary fashions.

We recommend lining this brocade with a natural material such as silk or fine linen.

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Care: We recommend dry cleaning this fabric at a reliable dry cleaner. Laundering softens it and changes its appearance – it shrinks and crinkles. Take care when ironing, press on the back side at a low temperature (silk).

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