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Italian damask with pomegranates, aqua

Product code 103 11-0001

Reproduction of a historical fabric, an Italian renaissance damask from the early 15th century, in a natural silk and cotton blend in aqua. The fabric is monochrome (a single color) so the pattern emerges through the opposition of shiny and matte areas that reverse on the back (the fabric is reversable). Perfect for historical costuming as well as modern interiors and contemporary fashions.

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Basic parameters
Width: 144 cm
Color: aqua
Content: 50% cotton, 50% silk
Weight (gsm): 137 gsm
Weight (mm): 32 mm
Drape: slightly supple
Period: 15th century
Horizontal repeat: 36 cm
Vertical repeat: 90.5 cm
Availability: limited edition
Care:
Bulk discount
1 - 9 m
49.82 $ / m
10 - 19 m
-5%
47.33 $ / m
20 - 49 m
-10%
44.84 $ / m
50 and more
-15%
42.35 $ / m

in stock 64.5 m

49.82 $/m

49.82 $/m without VAT

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Product description

Product description

Origin & Pattern

In rows of oval medallions and floral motifs we see a range of stylized pomegranates – a typical motif for damasks and brocades ever since the middle ages that was at the height of its popularity in the Renaissance. The pomegranate is a symbol of fertility, love, life, and immortality because of its abundant seeds and brilliant color. In the 15th century it was a favorite motif among Italian weavers in Venice and Florence, where our pattern originates.

The original textile that serves as the basis for this historical reproduction switched hands a number of times, moving from one Italian collection to another until the Second World War. In the mid 20th century it made its way to the United States, where it is now at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Fabric

Like brocade, damask is a fabric where the pattern is woven in. The technique, known as early as the middle ages, relies on the visual contrast of different weaves. The fabric is densely woven of fine silk and cotton threads, making a high level of detail possible. Damask is smooth, with a slight sheen, soft to the touch and breathable.

Application

Reproductions of period fabrics such as this are perfect for sewing historical costumes and also bring something special to modern interiors or contemporary fashions.

Under damask we recommend using a silk lining, such as habotai or voile.

Care

We recommend dry cleaning this fabric at a reliable dry cleaner. In our tests of how to wash silk 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

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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