I am drooling. Simply drooling. Over THIS. What is more, this company will make to order. And I have this pattern from an extant bit of silk, from a book on silk in my period, and if I had a bit over 3K, yeah, US over three grand, I could have them do their minimum order. The problem is that I do not need 50 meters, and near as I can tell, I would need to price it around $80 a meter to break even selling the extra– and who can afford THAT?
OH, but I think it would be marvelous.
Yes, they do cheaper if you go silk and rayon. But I would rather do silk and cotton if there is to be a less than totally silk version(and I would make a lot of mundane clothing out of it just because I won’t be able to afford to dress myself if I spend that kind of money on fabric just for garb). The problem is that SILK is the perfect fabric and only slightly more costly than the silk and cotton.
Then there is a silk version with real metal threads in the pattern. sigh. drool.
If I DID lose my mind and ended up with 50 meters of a pattern based on extant 9th and 10th century fragments, would there be anyone out there who might buy some of it off of me?