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Theodoric silk brocade, blue and gold

Product code 103 00-1001

Reproduction of medieval fabric from mid 14th century Bohemia in a Jacquard weave of pure, natural silk in blue with metallic thread. Perfect for historical costuming as well as modern interiors and contemporary fashions.

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Basic parameters
Width: 75 cm
Color: Paris blue
Content: 30% lurex, 70% silk
Weight (gsm): 168 gsm
Weight (mm): 39 mm
Drape: slightly stiff
Period: 14th century
Horizontal repeat: 9.5 cm
Vertical repeat: 10.5 cm
Minimum order: 0.2 m
Availability: limited edition
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Bulk discount
1 - 9 m
53.68 $ / m
10 - 19 m
-5%
51.00 $ / m
20 - 49 m
-10%
48.31 $ / m
50 and more
-15%
45.63 $ / m

in stock 276.8 m

53.68 $/m

53.68 $/m without VAT

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Product description

Product description

Origin & Pattern

Authentic reproduction of a textile depicted in the portrait of Saint Catherine by Theodoric of Prague for the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Karlstein Castle, 1360–1364.

Theodoric of Prague was the court painter to Charles IV, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor. His depiction of Saint Catherine of Alexandria is exceptional for its ornamentation and the detailing of the saint’s garments. Her tunic is shown in blue with a tone-on-tone floral pattern of stylized chrysanthemums and other foliage with motifs of six-petalled roses in glittering gold.

Saint Catherine enjoyed wide popularity in 14th century Bohemia, and was certainly highly revered by Charles IV, who credited her with his victory at the battle of San Felice on her name day.

Though Master Theodoric created his Gothic masterpiece in Bohemia, textiles like this one would have been found as early as the 13th century in marketplaces throughout the East.

The portrait of Saint Catherine upon which this reproduction is based is currently on view in the medieval art collection at the National Gallery in Prague.

Fabric

This historical brocade reproduction is a Jacquard weave made of pure silk with details in gold lurex thread. Brilliant colors combine with the textured pattern woven into the cloth for an opulent effect. Heavyweight, premium natural silk makes this brocade very sturdy, yet soft, pliable, and exquisitely breathable.

Application

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. Take care when ironing, press on the back side at a low temperature (silk).

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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