Our tenth advent calendar post is a sudarium from an unknown Swedish church. The top of the sudarium is made from a black velvet fabric, and is covered with gold spangles, pearls and gold thread embroideries. Colourful silk bands are attached around the top.
Possibly a work by the Birtgittin nuns from Vadstena.
The sudarium is dated to 15th century.
Now in collections of Historiska museet, Sweden.
/ Amica and Maria
Photo: Historical Textiles