Advent calendar 2022 – 1 December

December is here and this year we would like to show some of our personal favorites amongst the historical textiles we have come across during the last year.

The first one is a lovely embroidery from Piteå church. It depicts Virgin Mary/ Maria and we really love her cheeky look and her nose. It’s an Italian work from the late 13th century. Silk and embroidery on taffeta. Split stitch and couched work. High quality work!

Now in the collections of The Swedish History museum.
More pictures here

/ Amica and Maria

3 thoughts on “Advent calendar 2022 – 1 December

  1. Oh, thank you for this! I look forward to your Advent posts all year long!

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