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Old February 28th, 2012, 08:44 PM   #5
Pierre Galafassi
Join Date: Oct 2009
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Originally Posted by Filiberto Boncompagni View Post
Could they be Spanish (Moorish) textiles?
Quite possible.
One can find quite easily examples of Al Andalus silk brocade featuring peacocks when browsing the net.

In Asia, (especially India) peacocks had a significantly higher status than chicken and their feathers were often linked with royalty. (see the Indian Peacock Throne filched by Nadir Shah).
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