Report on the Textiles from Burgos Cathedral - Middelalder Centret
Fig. 11a-b Inv. No 00653737. Photograph: Marianne Vedeler & Concha Herrero Carretero. pleated surface is clearly due to an aftertreatment – the fabric being neatly folded into sharp, tiny pleats. In others the result may have been achieved by the spinning of the thread, in this case with a high twist in the yarn resulting in a crepe-like surface. This feature must have been combined with pleating the fabric afterwards. Some of the fragments are very creased and wrinkled and it is difficult to determine which fragments have had a pleated surface and which are just creased due to the tightness of the spinning of the yarn (crepe-effect). Fig. 7, 8, 9. Examples of Type 3 Three of the numbers in the examined group had 19 additional pleated bands sewn to the edge, these are the numbers (00653742), (00653737) and (00651970). The Type 3 textiles are all combined with one of the other Types. In all three examined pieces the additional edges are sewn to pieces with pleated edges, forming two rows of pleats. All three pieces also appear to have an overall pleated surface. Fig. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. Examples of Type 4 Only two of the examined textiles belonged to Type 4 , these are the numbers (00651981) and (00651985). These two textiles are very different in appearance but are clearly constructed the same way. No.
20 Fig. 12 a-b Inv. nr. 00653742. Photograph: Concha Herrero Carretero.