Ayla asked me to print fabric suitable for an outdoor coronation, with washability and visual representation of the Crown of An Tir as priorities. I started with linen and an example of a 14th c extant piece from the Met, and also pictured in Forrer.
The eagle was replaced by a lion, representative of the kingdom arms, the crown was perfect, and for her the scroll was replaced by a rose, while for him a different scroll carrying a motto was used. Printing was done with a commercial oil based ink.
Forrer, Robert. Die Kunst Des Zeugdrucks Vom Mittelalter Bis Zur Empirezeit. Nach Urkunden Und Originaldrucken Bearb. Strassburg I. Els.: Shclesier Und Schweikhardt, 1898.
Santangelo, Antonino. The Development of Italian Textile Design from the 12th to the 18th Century. London: Zwemmer, 1964.