Silk Lampas

Submitted by Jahanara on Sat, 07/31/2021 - 21:07
Time Period
14th C AD
Weave Structure
Cultures
Notes

Lampas could be defined as twill weave with a supplementary weft, for brevity’s sake we will leave this here. To the experienced weaver this definition could include any number of weaves which were not lampas. A preemptive example of lampas was this lampas silk from Southeast Spain, the Clothworkers’ Center Catalogue 1312-1864. There were a number of repeated designs incorporated into this cloth. The designs measured as follows; green design 4.5 inches,  blue square design 7 inches by 7 inches, blue round design 7 inches, grey/silver 4.5 inches. This cloth illustrated another type of cloth available to European consumers. The Clothworkers’ Centre has been conserving a number of lampas woven cloths, which would indicate lampas was a staple in the wealthy home.

https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O15359/lampas-silk-unknown/

 

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a complex geometric series of motifs in red, yellow, white, and blue
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Closeup of geometric design in blue, red, yellow, and silver
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Closeup of geometric design in blue, red, yellow, green, and silver
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Closeup of geometric design in blue, red, yellow, green, and silver, shiowing there are designs wtihin designs
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Closeup of geometric design in blue, red, yellow, green, and silver
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geometric deisgns in red, yellow, blue, and white, close up showing designs twithin the designs.
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geometric deisgns in red, yellow, blue, and white, close up showing designs twithin the designs.
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geometric deisgns in red, yellow, blue, and white, close up showing designs twithin the designs.
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geometric deisgns in red, yellow, blue, and white, close up showing designs twithin the designs.