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Cranach cloth of gold in black

Product code 103 32-0001

Reproduction of a historical fabric from 16th century Italy in genuine silk with gold thread. Metallic gold is the dominant color with the pattern in schwarz silk.

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Basic parameters
Width: 160 cm
Color: gold
Content: 22% silk, 78% lurex
Weight (gsm): 195 gsm
Weight (mm): 45 mm
Drape: stiff
Vzor brokátu: hlavový
Period: 16th century
Pattern repeat: 27 cm
Minimum order: 0.2 m
Availability: limited edition
Care:
Bulk discount
1 - 9 m
72.99 $ / m
10 - 19 m
-5%
69.34 $ / m
20 and more
-10%
65.69 $ / m

in stock 64.1 m

72.99 $/m

72.99 $/m without VAT

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Product description

Product description

The pattern you see on this historical reproduction arose through a unique process of reconstruction. You may have noticed that Renaissance paintings seldom depict large, uninterrupted swaths of fabric. The observer may get a glimpse of a pattern on the sleeves of a garment or in a gown where the fabric tends to be gathered in dramatic folds or otherwise arranged so that the full pattern is never really visible in full. We have undertaken a painstaking study of individual examples of cloth of gold in the works of the Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder. The result is a unique reconstruction that combines recurring elements of the textiles depicted into a harmonious whole. The dominant floral motifs of foliage and flowers bear a stylization typical for the 16th century. The pattern is arranged in pointed ovals joined by floral bouquets.

Source material for our reconstruction comes from several works by Lucas Cranach the Elder including his Portrait of a Saxon noblewoman as Mary Magdalen at the Wallraf-Richartz museum in Cologne, Germany, and his Portrait of Duchess Catherine of Mecklenburg which is part of the Dresden State Art Collection.

Cloth of gold was a medieval luxury fabric containing a large amount of metallic thread. This cloth of gold is a Jacquard weave of pure silk with lurex. The high proportion of lurex threads makes cloth of gold sturdy and heavy, but the fabric remains soft to the touch and breathable. Reproductions of period textiles such as this are perfect for sewing historical costumes and also bring something special to modern interiors or contemporary fashions.

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

This pattern reconstruction is the intellectual property of SARTOR BOHEMIA.

Care

We recommend dry cleaning this fabric at a reliable dry cleaner. In our tests this fabric stood up to gentle hand washing. If you risk hand washing, use lukewarm water and a delicate detergent for woolens; do not wring or squeeze dry; block dry on a flat surface. Dry iron on the back on the lowest setting.

FAQ

What is the smallest amount of fabric I can order?

The minimum fabric order is a length of 20 cm.

Should fabric be washed before sewing?

Let the recommended care notes in the fabric description be your guide – it will tell you if the fabric can be washed or steam ironed. For larger projects or more expensive fabrics, we recommend testing anything (washing, ironing, etc.) on a sample – natural and semi-synthetic materials (including brocades) are never absolutely predictable.

Is your assortment of fabrics always the same?

Most of our fabrics are one-time offers that last until they are sold out. For brocades, however, we regularly repeat some classic patterns and popular color combinations are often reissued. Look at the product's availability value – it shows whether the goods are available while supplies last with no reorder planned, or if it's part of a seasonal collection, where we order goods from a relatively stable selection at our manufacturer and regularly restock the most popular color combinations.

What is a seasonal collection?

The goods in the seasonal collection come directly from our verified manufacturers. We change up the colors on offer from season to season but fabric quality is always constant. For large (wholesale) orders, colors that have been sold out can be reordered individually.

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.

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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