Tablecloth: Chained cats
Time period: 15th Century
Materials: Flax Linen, cotton
Product Dimensions: 1.5m x 3m
The 'Chained cats' tablecloth design is typical of the 15th Century trend in patterns. All the patterns were literally used for centuries, and any medieval design might well appear in the folk textiles still woven in the region. The tablecloth is 1.5 m wide X 3m long (approx) and is finished with a hand knotted fringe end and discrete side selvage as in the originals. These proportions were extrapolated from period artwork and extant fragments to produce the most historical look on a modern table.
The pattern was taken directly from a 15th Century textile fragment in the Collezione Rocchi in Florence. Complete documentation is included with each item.