One of the followers of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II was Margrave Henry III. of Meissen (1218-1288). He held court with splendid tournaments, composed sacred music and was renowned for his lavish court. So he got the nickname "illustris" the Illustrious.
Africa | Detail from a Berber cape / shawl from the Anti Atlas Mountain region, Morocco | Wool; The cream ground woven with cream stripes and dashes, dyed with henna motifs along the long borders, the central section divided by a band of woven and embroidered decoration with terracotta and blue wool bobbles, the end borders similarly decorated