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Alhambra brocade, blue and silver

Product code 103 01-0044

Reproduction of a historical fabric from medieval Andalusia at the time of the Moors in a Jacquard weave of fine synthetic yarns. White pattern on deep blue background. Perfect for historical costuming as well as modern interiors and contemporary fashions.

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Basic parameters
Width: 73 cm
Color: dark blue
Brand: Sartor Bohemia
Content: 30% polyester, 70% rayon
Weight (gsm): 160 gsm
Weight (mm): 37 mm
Drape: slightly stiff
Period: 13th–15th centuries
Pattern size: 18 cm
Pattern size (vertical): 17 cm
Availability: limited edition
Care:
Minimum order: 0.2 m
Bulk discount
1 - 9 m
18.50 $ / m
10 - 19 m
-5%
17.58 $ / m
20 and more
-10%
16.65 $ / m

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Product description

Product description

Origin and pattern

This medieval pattern is made up of interwoven octagons enclosed in incised lozenges and a floral motif or arabesque.

In Spain in the 13th to 15th centuries, the time of the reign of the Arab dynasty of Nasrids, geometrical patterns such as this were popular not only in textiles, but also in tile mosaics and ornamental carving and stucco decorations, such as at the Alhambra palace in Granada.

A surviving fragment of this textile is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

This historical pattern reconstruction is the intellectual property of Sartor Bohemia.

Fabric

This historical brocade reproduction is a Jacquard weave with a polyester warp and a rayon weft. It is striking for its vivid color, effective use of alternating weaving techniques and structural relief. This damask is slightly sturdier than silk blend brocade, holds its shape very well, and the addition of rayon makes it a pleasure to wear.

Uses

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 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.

FAQ

Do your historical reproductions ever repeat?

Rarely! We produce reproductions of historical fabrics as limited editions. We want to guarantee a certain authenticity to all owners of historical costumes and decorations. We recommend that you buy these fabrics while they are in stock, as this is the only way to secure them for your project aside from custom ordering.

What is a limited edition?

Limited editions are fabrics of exceptional quality or patterns that have been designed and produced exclusively under the Sartor brand. As a rule, they do not repeat and are therefore only available while supplies last. Don't miss your chance to own a true original.

What is the smallest amount of fabric I can order?

The minimum fabric order is a length of 20 cm.

Are your historical reproductions suitable for modern use?

Of course! Historical patterns are characterized by high-quality aesthetic workmanship with an emphasis on elegance and harmony, which make them timeless works of art. They are suitable for modern interiors, where they bring an element of originality (try a picture, a pillow). In fashion, they excel in simple, even minimalist, garments, handbags and other accessories.

Do you ship abroad?

Yes. We ship worldwide. The price of shipping is automatically calculated at checkout before payment after you select the country of delivery and the preferred carrier. If you do not find your country in the dropdown list, please contact us. You will find a rough overview of shipping costs in our shipping and payment terms.

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