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Samite with Byzantine medallions, 100% silk, midnight blue

Product code 103 15-0001

Reproduction of a historical fabric from 8th century Byzantium in 100% pure silk. The fabric is a dark, inky blue with the pattern in golden yellow. Like brocade, samite is a fabric where the pattern is woven in. Perfect for historical costuming as well as to bring a twist to modern interiors and fashions.

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Basic parameters
Width: 147 cm
Color: violet
Content: 100% silk
Weight (gsm): 130 gsm
Weight (mm): 30 mm
Drape: slightly supple
Period: 8th century
Horizontal repeat: 15 cm
Vertical repeat: 15.5 cm
Minimum order: 0.2 m
Availability: limited edition
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Product description

Product description

The geometric pattern we see on this reproduction is dominated by eight-pointed stars with oval medallions containing, in alternating rows, birds (perhaps the great bustard, typical to central Asia) and stylized leafy trees. The area between the rosettes is filled with simple geometrical hatching to form the petals of a flower. The early medieval austerity of the design is softened by little details like the delicate heart-shaped leaves at the corners of the rosette and the fine detailing of the individual figures in the medallions.

The original fragment upon which this reproduction is based was found near the Moschevaya Balka burial ground in the northwest Caucasus, where it probably arrived by international trade. The fragment is held at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Like brocade, samite is a fabric where the pattern is woven in. The technique has been known since the middle ages. Samite uses a twill weave, which makes it very sturdy. Our reproduction is of pure silk, with a thicker thread that gives it a slightly pebbly surface. It is supple, with a soft hand, and breathes well. 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 samite we recommend a lining of 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 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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