We would like to wish you all a happy weekend with a historical textile.
This week we focus on a relic box from Vadstena abbey church, Östergötland, Sweden.
The abbey was founded in 1346 by Saint Bridget with the assistance of King Magnus IV of Sweden and his Queen Blanche of Namur, who made a will donating ten farms, including that of Vadstena in Dal Hundred, Östergötland, to the abbey founded by Bridget.
The relic box is dated to mid 15th century and it was made by the nuns at the abbey. The surface is covered in silk embroidery with additional details in gold. The inscription on the box says: stud capud est onnis sancti martiris qui suit de co(n) soriis sancti gereonis martiris
The box have got a pale red linen lining. The box and the foot is made out of wood.
The relic box can be found in the collections of Statens Historiska museum in Sweden.
Here is the link to the object in the database.
/ Amica and Maria
2 thoughts on “23/ 2018- The weekend picture – Relic box from Vadstena”
Is that a lovely piece of tubular tabletweaving in the applied braid?
Either tubular weave or a loop braided one.
Difficult to tell from the pictures. Have to look it up again.