11 Fig. 16 & 17 No
11 Fig. 16 & 17 No 651981. Foto: Marianne Vedeler.
ong>Reportong> on the Textiles in Patrimonio National, Palacio Real Notes on the Visual Appearance of the Frilled Textiles from Burgos and the Methods of Constructing Frilled Edges. From textile studies in Palacio Real, Madrid, 4-6.9.2006 Camilla Luise Dahl, The Medieval Centre, Nykøbing The collection of clothes and textiles excavated from Burgos Cathedral, now in Patrimonio Nacional: Palacio Real in Madrid, includes a group of fragmented strips of silk cloth excavated from Burgos Cathedral. 1 The fragments varies in size from just a quarter of a meter to up to six metres in length. Only a few of the fragments share obvious similarities in visual appearance and most of them creates the overall perception of a variety of styles in appearance and technique. The long pieces have all formed part of women’s headwear. All of them are made of varying lengths of narrow strips of fabric and they were used to wrap around chin, neck and head. Due to the lack of method when the textiles were excavated in the mid-20th century, only a few of the pieces can now be linked to a specific grave. Non of the extant samples in the collection have intact endings, the actual length of the pieces is therefore unknown. Some of the pieces are plain whites, others have colourful stripes woven into them at the endings varying from many rows of multicoloured stripes to just a few stripes of a single colour. The width of the pieces various from 10 to 15 cm, some wider than 20 cm has been folded along the length of the fabric 1 Manuel Gomez-Moreno: El Panteón Real de las Huelgas de Burgos. Madrid, 1946, Concha Herrero Carretero: Museo de Telas Medievales. Monasterio de Santa María la Real de Huelgas. Madrid, 1988, Concha Herrero Carretero: El Museo de Telas Medievales de Santa María la Real de Huelgas. Colecciones textiles de Patrimonio Nacional. In: Vestduras Ricas, Madrid, 2005. In september 2006 the textiles were examined by Concha Herrero Carretero, Patrimonio National, Marianne Vedeler, Oldsakssamlingen, Oslo and Camilla Luise Dahl, The Medieval Centre for The Medieval Centre, Nykøbing, Denmark. 12 Fig. 1 Inv. No 00653742 in full length. Photograph: Marianne Vedeler.