Report on the Textiles from Burgos Cathedral - Middelalder Centret
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Type 4 (00653745) X (X?) - - (00653753) - - - - (00653742) X (X?) X - (00653737) X X X - (00651983) X - - - (00651985) - - - X (00651982) X - - - (00651981) - - - X (00653754) X X - - (00651970) X X X - (00651984) X X - - Table 1 The examined pieces grouped according to type. some pieces could have traces of having been entirely pleated and not just at the edges, although now in a shape that made it impossible to see clearly. Two fragments were small pieces with coloured stripes and very fragmented silks, on one fragment (00653745) the frills were too fragmented to determine typewise (possibly Type 1 & 2) on the other the frills were not visible (00653753). Fig. 3 One piece, a headband discovered from the tomb of Queen Elenor, was under conservation and could not be examined during the visite. In all 11 numbers were available for examination. Another 20 numbers of similar textiles are in the collection in Patrimonio Real but was not examined on this visite. Examples of Type 1 Examples of Type 1 are the numbers 00653745, 00653742, 00653737, 00651983, 00651984 00651982, 00653754 and are by far the most wellrepresented type among the textiles. (Table I) The numbers 00653745, 00653742, 00653737 and 00653754 are combined with features from 15 Fig. 4 Inv. No. 00653742. Photograph: Concha Herrero Carretero.
one or two of the other types. For no 00653745 and 00653742 the combination with Type 2 is uncertain. The numbers 00653742 and 00653737 are combined with both Type 2 and 3. these two textiles are very similar in style, quality and weave, yet no 00653737 has more decorate stripes. The numbers 00651982 and 00651983 are not combined with any other types. The two pieces are very similar, both with small pierced holes through 16 Fig. 5 Inv. No 00651982. P h o t o g r a p h : Concha Herrero Carretero. Fig. 6 Inv. no. 00651984. P h o t o g r a p h : Marianne Vedeler. the pleats at the edges. One fragment has three blue stripes, the other is plain without decoration. Both these numbers have less difference between the pleated edges and the midsection than any of the other pieces. Fig. 4 , 5, 6.