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Renaissance black damask, silk cotton blend

Product code 103 11-0003

Reproduction of a historical fabric, a 16th century Italian damask, in natural silk and cotton blend in black. 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: 146 cm
Color: black
Content: 50% cotton, 50% silk
Weight (gsm): 132 gsm
Weight (mm): 30 mm
Drape: slightly supple
Period: 16th century
Horizontal repeat: 37 cm
Vertical repeat: 56 cm
Minimum order: 0.2 m
Availability: limited edition
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in stock 56.9 m

46.35 $/m

46.35 $/m without VAT

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Product description

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Origin & Pattern

This historical fabric is a reproduction of a Venetian damask. Its typical Renaissance pattern features ovals framed in a wreath of leaves repeated at regular intervals. In each field there is a diamond ring emerging from a crown out of which three pears are growing. This motif was very popular in the 16th and into the 17th century.

One theory postulates that the pattern was designed for the Medicis, one of whose symbols is a diamond ring, on the occasion of a wedding with another family whose crest included three pears (the Italian word for pear is pera, so it may have been the Peruzzi, Peri, or some other family). Later the pattern came into common use and became widespread.

The preserved original can be seen today at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

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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