Our fourth advent calendar post is a purse made out of brownish/ purpleish silk velvet with metal band decoration. It’s lined with red leather. Draw string is made out of blue silk.
The purse have been used as a reliquary bag and contains small hard objects wrapped in fabric and with notes of parchment. Possibly bones from saint/s. We have no idea what saint or saints.
The purse is dated to 1350-1500 AD,
Now in collections of Historiska museet, Sweden.
/ Amica and Maria
Photo: Historical Textiles