Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
There are some beautiful unicorn tapestries at The Cloisters that would make as good prints.
Yes, there is an amazing tapestry set with an origin that is a mystery.
From the New Yorker:
"...An expert medieval weaver might need an hour to complete one square inch
of a tapestry, which meant that in a good week he might finish a patch maybe eight inches on a side. The weavers were generally young men, and each Unicorn tapestry likely had a team of between four and six working on it..."
So it sounds like 2 days work for the weaving of a pocket square, plus more time for the reeling and dyeing of the silk and rolling/sewing the edges lets say a week of skilled labor in total. So $1,000+ for a handwoven pocket square that is a collectable work of art.
Of course if silk screened costs would drop to under $100. Costa would vary quite a bit based on how many were made and sold.
SpooPoker,"yes yes and yes! Would you do them in all silk, or a wool/silk blend?"
I would lean toward 100% silk as you would get more detail and color which is important to me.
Perhaps we could use a madder finish to provide some more texture.
I am still uncertain about silk weight and size as with a lighter silk we could go with a 16 or 16.5 inch size but a heavy twill silk with a madder finish is a great look but we would need to drop down to roughly 14.5 to 15 inches.