The Malay (Orang Melayu) are an ethnic group in Southeast Asia. They belong to the Austronesian ethnic groups and speak the Malay language, whose modern expressions are Malay and Indonesian. Today about 22 million people are counted among the Malay people, who mainly live on the Malay Peninsula, in the east of Sumatra and on the coasts of Borneo. The majority of the population are Malays in Malaysia (50.4%), in the Sultanate of Brunei (66%), in the three southernmost provinces of Thailand (66-80%) and in the Indonesian province of Bangka-Belitung (72%). The vast majority of Malays (> 99.9 %) are Sunni Muslims.
Late Antique Fabrics from Egypt.
1) Red silk, patterned with figures of Samson and the lion. Alexandria, 6th — 7th Cent. — 2) Silk fabric. Alexandria, 6th — 7th Cent. — 3) Fabric with cock pattern, Persia, ca. 600. — 4 Sassanian fabric, Persia, 6th—7th Cent. 5) Fabric with elephant pattern. Persia, 8th — 9th Cent.
Tartan pattern worn by the Earl of Inverness.
Pattern of the Tartan worn by His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex as Earl of Inverness.
Byzantine silk fabric made in tapestry art. 11th century.
Plant drawings from an Indian Cotton Printer`s Pattern Book, 1910.
Rococo fabrics design. Louis XV fashion history from 1715 to 1774.
L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les modes sous Louis XV 1715-1774. La Mode du Rococo. Étoffes. – Planche 10.
Fabrics. The modes of the second empire. 1852 to 1870.
L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les modes du second empire 1852 a 1870. Étoffes – Planche 10.
15th century Flemish Renaissance Fabrics Design
Flemish School Renaissance. Fragment of a Tapestry. Altar frontal from the tapestry representing Beatrix`s marriage. Collection of Sir Richard Wallace.
16th century Italian Renaissance two tone fabrics design.
Sixteenth century. – Italian School. (Size of the Original.) Fabric two tone. (D’Ambosio after Borgognone.) Louvre, Paris. (XVIe SIÈCLE. — École italienne. (GRANDEUR DE L’ORIGINAL.) TISSU A DEUX TONS. (D’APRES AMBROSIO BORGOGNONE.) AU MUSÉE DU LOUVRE, A PARIS.)
Circles with tracings most cleverly worked out serve as a base to the decoration of this tissue. Geometrically shown as above, the ornamentation seems rather dry and meager. — But such is not the case when the tissue assumes the shape of the body and forms elegant fouls. The border produces a charming effect.
15th century Silk fabric. Arabic textil design.
XV CENTURY. – Arabic Factory FABRIC. – Silk fabric (IN SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM, LONDON.) A HALF OF THE ORIGINAL. (XV SIECLE. — Fabrique Arabe. TISSU. — ÉTOFFE DE SOIE (AU SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM, A LONDRES.) A MOITIÉ DE L’ORIGINAL)
We very seldom find in Western tissues, stuffs or tapestries the variety and gorgeousness of coloring which presents the above piece of silk manufactured in the East. The luminous sky of the oriental climates requires as if it were, the use of vivid colors, and from the most remote times the Egyptians have accustomed us to those brilliant and bright tones, but always harmonious on account of the clever way with which they are blended.