Advent calendar 10 December 2017

Our tenth calendar post is three pieces of silver posament. From Birka, Björkö, Sweden.

The posaments are made of very thin silver spirals and they have been sewn onto clothes and personal items as decorations.

The finds dates to Viking age, 800- 1050 AD.

Now in collections of Historiska museet, Sweden

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Advent calendar 5 December 2017

Our fifth calendar post is an embroidery, a flower on a gilded leather embroidery. It is from Skokloster, Sweden.

Here we can see a close up on the application. A flower in half linen half wool.

The embroidery is dated to 15th century.

Now in the collections of Historiska museet, Sweden.

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Advent calendar 2 December 2017

Our second calendar post is an embroidery. This one is also from an unknown Swedish church.
Here we can see a close up on the double running stitch in blue and red silk, forming 
 a geometrical pattern, on the linen background.
The embroidery is dated late 15th century- early 16th century.
Now in collections of Historiska museet, Sweden.

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