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Stralsund brocade, dog and thistle, gold on black

Product code 103 02-1011

Reproduction of a historical fabric, an Italian brocade from the latter 14th century, in natural silk and rayon. Black with gold and silver thread. Perfect for historical costuming as well as modern interiors and contemporary fashions.

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Basic parameters
Width: 73 cm
Color: black
Content: 24% lurex, 27% silk, 49% rayon
Weight (gsm): 223 gsm
Weight (mm): 52 mm
Drape: slightly stiff
Period: 14th century
Pattern size: 20 cm
Pattern size (vertical): 23 cm
Availability: limited edition
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Minimum order: 0.2 m
Bulk discount
1 - 9 m
29.50 $ / m
10 - 19 m
-5%
28.03 $ / m
20 and more
-10%
26.55 $ / m

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Product description

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Origin & Pattern

The fourteenth-century Italian brocade that inspired this reproduction comes from a dalmatic (a liturgical robe) in Stralsund, Germany. In the late medieval period, Stralsund was a wealthy Hanseatic port on the Baltic coast thriving on trade and shipbuilding. It is really no wonder that well-to-do Stralsunders would have favored expensive imported fabrics. The ecclesiastical vestment that features a specimen of this brocade is made up of various such textiles and was most likely pieced together from several garments donated to the church by wealthy burghers. Before the Reformation, it was common practice to leave one’s finest robes to the Church to secure a measure of eternal salvation.

The scroll of Arabic calligraphy in this pattern hints that the original fabric was probably woven in Sicily. Besides this element, made to resemble decorative Arabic lettering, the brocade is dominated by canine figures placed among stylized thistles. If it looks like those dogs are whizzing around on medieval jetpacks, think again; the characteristic light-ray motif seen here figures in many Italian textile designs from the fourteenth century.

The original dalmatic can be viewed in the Stralsund Museum, which boasts the largest collection of medieval liturgical vestments in northern Germany.

Quality

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.

Use

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.

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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