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St. Catherine brocade, red and gold

Product code 103 02-1007

Reproduction of a historical fabric, a Gothic brocade from the 14th 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: 75 cm
Color: burgundy
Content: 30% silk, 70% rayon
Weight (gsm): 221 gsm
Weight (mm): 51 mm
Drape: slightly stiff
Period: 14th century
Pattern repeat: 19 cm
Availability: limited edition
Care:
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1 - 9 m
30.51 $ / m
10 - 19 m
-5%
28.98 $ / m
20 - 49 m
-10%
27.46 $ / m
50 and more
-15%
25.93 $ / m

in stock 79.1 m

30.51 $/m

30.51 $/m without VAT

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Product description

Product description

This historical reproduction is drawn from the pattern depicted on the robes of Saint Catherine of Alexandria by the Italian painter Giovanni del Biondo. This Egyptian princess and later Catholic saint is symbolized by the spiked wheel on which she was tortured by the Emperor Maxentius for refusing to renounce her faith. The circular arrangement of palmettes forming the central motif recalls the wheel. A stylized letter S at the center may represent the Latin word sancta, holy. The wheel motif is framed on both sides by paired birds with long tail feathers, their wings spread (phoenix in flight). The remaining space is filled with floral motifs, lotus flowers.

A preserved textile fragment with a very similar pattern exists. However, it was most likely a copy of the above design.

The source for this pattern is the painting Saint Catherine of Alexandria with Donors and Scenes from her Life by Giovanni del Biondo, which is currently on display at the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo in Florence, Italy.

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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