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Printed linen

Printed linen

  • Date:

    1200-1399 (made)

  • Museum number:

    7095-1860

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Old label suggests these two fragments bear similarities with an Italian silk of a dalmatic in Stralsund, late 14th or early 15th century.

Physical description

7095-1860 is a fragment with a floral print very similar to 7095a-1860, except that this print is made with a relief print where the pattern is "blank" and the surrounding areas are printed with a dark golden colour. There appear to be traces of bronze or gold coloured pigment in this print. The fragment has holes from previously being sewn onto something else.
The thread count (per cm: 14 x 15) suggests this is a different textile from 7095a-1860. Furthermore, the printing technique is different even though the patterns are very similar.
Tabby weave (1x1)

7095a-1860 is a larger fragment of printed linen in a faded green-blue colour with (now) black print. One area has better preserved colour indicating that the linen originally was blue (this can also be seen on the back of the textile). The print is made with a relief print block (possibly wood) and the pattern is printed in relief. It consists of a floral motif and parts of an animal (lion?) and bird.
Thread count per cm: 11 x 12
Tabby weave (1x1)

Date

1200-1399 (made)

Dimensions

Height: 9.8 cm, Width: 13.5 cm, Height: 13 cm, Height: 13 cm

Object history note

From Bock collection

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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