Report on the Textiles from Burgos Cathedral - Middelalder Centret
groups, with three stripes and two stripes in each group. The group with two stripes is located in the far end of the band, and this end is fragmented. There is a clear possibility that this group originally consisted of three stripes. All stripes are made in the same colors, white, brown and red. Construction of stripe 1: 1 brown weft thread, 1 white weft thread, 1 brown weft thread, 4 white weft threads. Along this white central part of the stripe, 4 threads in red color are sewn in with simple running stitches. The red threads form rectangles in the centre of the stripe. These rectangles are 0, 5-0, 6 cm long and 0, 4-0, 5 cm wide. In the other end of the stripe, there is 1 brown weft thread, 1 white weft thread and 1 brown weft thread. All the other stripes are made in the same way. Between the tree inner stripes there is a distance of approximately 1, 8 cm. At the end of these tree stripes there is a 3, 5 cm wide break before the last two stripes separated by 2, 2 cm. The thickness of 3 threads in the stripes is: Red: 0, 9-1 mm Brown: 0, 6-0, 7 cm White: 0, 2-0, 3 mm Fig. 5 Fig. 4 No 653742. Selvedge and additional band each 1, 5-1, 6 cm wide. Photograph: Marianne Vedeler Fig. 5 No 653742. Decorative coloured stripes: width: 0,4-0,5 cm. Photograph: Marianne Vedeler No 653737 From unidentified grave in the monastery Santa María la Real de Huelgas, Burgos. Material: Silk. There is a possibility that other materials could have been used in the decoration. A fragmented band in golden silk, with stripes in contrasting colors. The largest fragment is approximately 90 cm long and 15 cm. wide. The fragment is decorated with 7 groups of stripes, each group consisting of 3 stripes. In the centre (between each group of stripes), there is a 9, 5 cm wide field in tabby silk of gauze-quality. On both sides of this field, thicker warp threads are used in a 1, 7 cm wide area, reaching the selvages on both sides. Both long sides are pleated. A ribbon, 1, 3-1, 4 cm wide, is sewn to the silk band
Fig. 6 No 653737. The largest fragment is approximately 90 cm long and 15 cm. wide. The fragment is decorated with 7 groups of stripes, each group consisting of 3 stripes. Foto: Marianne Vedeler. 4 Fig. 7 No 653737. Selvedges made with thicker warp threads: width: 1, 7 cm. The central piece is of fine silk gauze. Foto: Marianne Vedeler.