Letter from the trader Antonio Argüelles from Sevilla to Erasmus of Gònima with samples of chintz./ Carta recibida por Erasmo de Gònima del comerciante Antonio Argüelles de Sevilla, con recortes de indianas. Barcelona, 1792. Biblioteca de Catalunya.
Textile with Coiled Dragons, Jin dynasty (1115–1234), China. Plain-weave silk brocaded with metallic thread. The coiled dragon, as a pattern for princes' robes, dates from the Tang dynasty and was also used for garments in the Song and Xixia dynasties. This example is an early instance of a dragon with five claws. It is woven in a variant of the brocading technique first seen in a Jin-dynasty princely tomb of 1162.
Née en Chine bien avant la fin du 1er millénaire, puis introduite en Occident à la fin du XIVe siècle, les domaines d'application de la gravure sur bois sont d'une grande variété notamment pour l'impression sur tissu (indiennes)
A British reverend’s daughter named Barbara Johnson (1738-1825) kept a meticulous diary of the fabrics she used and details of the garments she made with them. The original diary is now a part of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s collection. It was reproduced in the 1980s and published under the title A Lady of Fashion: Barbara Johnson’s Album of Styles and Fabrics.
Swan Hunt, Jin dynasty (1115–1234). China. Plain-weave silk brocaded with metallic thread. Within each teardrop-shaped pattern on this textile is a hunting scene: a small fierce falcon at the top dives for a swan (or wild goose) amid flowers at the bottom. The spring hunt for swans was an annual event for the Mongols, and for the Jin and Liao dynasties before them. Similar imagery of falcons and swans appears on jade ornaments of the Jin and Yuan dynasties.