Origin and pattern
Textiles from German-speaking lands in the Romanesque period often show inspiration from Italian designs. Geometrical patterns such as diamonds, ovals, octagons, and roundels are a common refrain, usually filled with animals and bordered with vines or ornamental motifs such as rosettes and stars.
This red and gold historical reproduction features an ogee pattern of mirrored curves forming columns of medallions filled with paired birds alternating with columns of pomegranates.
This particular fabric was found in the treasury of the Regensburg Cathedral, where it lined a casket for remains. The original fragment is now located at the Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf.
This historical pattern reconstruction is the intellectual property of Sartor Bohemia.
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.
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.
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.