Medieval-Courtiers - [Corruption at Court - Crisis and the theme of Luxuria in England and France, c. 1340-1422] Why was the behaviour of courtiers such a concern in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries? Historians often take contemporary remarks about the excesses of the court and the immorality of its members as simple observations of fact.
Silk velvet woven with metal threads, ca. 1450 to ca. 1500. Silk velvets were the most luxurious textiles of the late medieval period. While plain velvet had been woven in Italy from the 13th century onwards, it was not until the 14th century that patterned velvets were manufactured. At first, they had simple patterns - stripes or checks. By 1376, however, gold-flowered velvets had appeared, and the weavers of Lucca had started producing velvet in three colours.
Woven silk from Granada Spain ca Woven silk with gold threads. Dye results: The results for this textile were as follows: Green - X Red - Kermes White - X Blue - Indigo Baudruche - Silk threat with silver / gold guilding