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Renaissance brocade in pomegranate pattern, Tyrian purple

Product code 103 31-1001

Reproduction of a historical fabric from 16th century Italy, in genuine silk with gold thread. This quintessential Renaissance design features pomegranates, artichokes, and thistles. Perfect for historical costuming as well as to bring a twist to modern interiors and fashions.

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Basic parameters
Width: 112 cm
Color: purple
Content: 20% rayon, 30% metallic thread, 50% silk
Weight (gsm): 127 gsm
Weight (mm): 29 mm
Drape: slightly supple
Period: 16th century
Pattern repeat: 27 cm
Minimum order: 0.2 m
Availability: limited edition
Care:
Bulk discount
1 - 9 m
65.27 $ / m
10 - 19 m
-5%
62.00 $ / m
20 and more
-10%
58.74 $ / m

in stock 10.2 m

65.27 $/m

65.27 $/m without VAT

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Product description

Product description

The quintessentially Renaissance design on this historical fabric includes floral elements arranged in pointed lozenges. The central motif is a vase with a bouquet of stylized blossoms of pomegranate, artichoke, and thistle, framed by a flowering vine, that weaves through an ornate royal crown. The pomegranate is a major, recurring symbol on textiles of this era and carries various interpretations. We are as likely to find it on fabrics used for formal garments as in backdrops to depictions of the Madonna and child.

The original fragment is held at the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

This historical brocade reproduction is a pure silk Jacquard weave with gold-plated metallic thread. These premium materials make this brocade sturdy but 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.

This fabric is made on an automatic Jacquard loom, but the pattern is prepared by hand. The weaver first sketches the design and then painstakingly transfers it (also by hand) to the punch card. This process results in slight irregularities in the weave. These tiny imperfections are not considered defects, but rather a natural feature of hand crafting.

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. 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

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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This product is also available at a discount in the remnants section. Quantity in stock: 1.2m

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