Olesko Purple – Buczacz brocade panel, Buczacz tapestry (2,2m x 1,6m) – front side.
John III Sobieski – was born On August 17 1629. According to byzantine tradition in the Olesko castle there was a special purple room. An ancient term porphyrogenitus – born in purple – was reserved for the highest aristocracy. The little child was placed on a huge marble table in the Purple Room…..and the table cracked. Thus the prophecy – that the giant was born. The prophecy was fulfilled.
Purple is a timeless color. So it happens that it harmonizes with gold extremely well.