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Byzantine silk textiles dating from 10th century, Treasury of Ste. Foy

Byzantine silk textiles dating from 10th century, Treasury of Ste. Foy


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Size: 3952 x 5307 (11.3MB)

Date: 29th July 2008

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Credit: Richard Ashworth/Robert Harding

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Byzantine silk textiles dating from 10th century, Treasury of Ste. Foy

Byzantine silk textiles dating from 10th century, Treasury of Ste. Foy, Conques, Midi-Pyrenees, France, Europe

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Cloth Conques Design Fabric Material Mediaeval Medieval Motif Patterned Silk St Foy Ste Foy Textile Treasury Woven Intricate


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This print showcases the exquisite beauty of Byzantine silk textiles dating back to the 10th century. Housed within the Treasury of Ste. Foy in Conques, Midi-Pyrenees, France, these remarkable artifacts offer a glimpse into Europe's rich medieval history. The image captures the intricate patterns and vibrant colors that adorn this ancient fabric, revealing its ornate and elaborate design. The attention to detail is awe-inspiring as every thread weaves together to form an enchanting motif. The vertical composition allows us to appreciate the full length of this stunning textile while also highlighting its delicate features. A graceful bird takes center stage amidst a sea of color, adding a touch of whimsy and symbolism. Silk has always been regarded as a luxurious material due to its smooth texture and lustrous appearance. In this photograph, it radiates elegance and sophistication, reminding us of its significance throughout history. As we delve into this visual masterpiece captured by Richard Ashworth/Robert Harding for WorldInPrint, our imagination transports us back in time when such fabrics were treasured possessions reserved for royalty or nobility. With France being renowned for its cultural heritage and artistic treasures, it comes as no surprise that this travel destination offers glimpses into Europe's past through magnificent relics like these Byzantine silk textiles. This print serves as a testament to their enduring allure and continues to inspire admiration for centuries-old craftsmanship.

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