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Eagles in heart medallions brocade, red and gold

Product code 103 02-1008

Reproduction of a historical fabric, an Anatolian brocade from the early 13th century, in natural silk and rayon. Red with gold thread. Perfect for historical costuming as well as modern interiors and contemporary fashions.

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Basic parameters
Width: 74 cm
Color: red
Content: 30% silk, 70% rayon
Weight (gsm): 232 gsm
Weight (mm): 54 mm
Drape: slightly stiff
Period: 13th century
Pattern repeat: 19 cm
Availability: limited edition
Care:

in stock 90.7 m

30.51 $/m

30.51 $/m without VAT

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Product description

Product description

The original model for this historical brocade reproduction was found in Siegburg, Germany. However, it almost undoubtedly came from Asia Minor, where the Byzantine and Ottoman empires strove for power in the 13th century. The design bears Italian and Regensburg influences, which were carried to Asia with the Crusades. Specifically, there is a strong heraldic stylization, although the two-headed eagle has its origins in Iraq and did not make an appearance in Europe until the 14th century in Sicily. The double eagle symbolized power (in fact, some sources mark this fabric a coronation robe). Paired eagles are placed in heart-shaped pearl medallions. Of interest are the twisted tendrils ending in dragon heads that fill the space between medallions.

The original textile is held by the State Museums in Berlin.

This historical brocade reproduction is a Jacquard weave with a pure silk warp and a weft of rayon and lurex. It catches the eye with its striking color and dramatic, raised surface, an effect achieved by alternating weaves. Premium material 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.

Care

We recommend dry cleaning this fabric at a reliable dry cleaner. Iron on the back side on a synthetic setting.

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