15th century Silk fabric. Arabic textil design.

15th century Silk fabric Arabic Factory. Medieval textil design.

15th century Silk fabric Arabic Factory

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.

Note:  Tartan pattern worn by the Earl of Inverness.

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