Today we go Royal with a linen collar with some amazing bobin laces. The owner was King Gustav II Adolf/ Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, He reigned over Sweden between 1611-1632. He was shot and died the 6th of November 1632 in Lützen during the 30 year war.
The collar is made out of a very thin and evenly woven plain linen weave. The stitching is to die for!!! The bobin lace is also made out of linen thread, two plied.
Today the collar is in the collection of The Royal Armoury, Stockholm. / Amica & Maria Please cred if sharing photos.
Our seventeenth advent calendar post is an alb with embroideries. The alb comes from Brännkyrka kyrka, Södermanland, Sweden. It is made of of the thinnest linen and is in great condition considering it’s age.
The embroideries are made with silk thread and metal spangles.
They alb is dated to 17th century.
Now in collections of Historiska museet, Sweden. / Amica and Maria Photo: Historical Textiles
Our advent calendar starts with a famous mitten from Åsle, Sweden.
The mitten is made in naalbinding technique.
It’s made out of wool yarn. The fringe was originally red, green and undyed wool.
When the mitten was found it was dated to 3rd- 5th century. 2002 a C-14 dated changed that and placed the dating of the mitten to 1510-1640.
Now in collections of Historiska museet, Sweden.
/ Amica and Maria
Photo: Historical textiles
We would like to wish you all a happy weekend with some historical textiles.
We would also like to celebrate that we have over 10.000 followers in Facebook.
We could never have thought that there were so many textiles nerd’s out there. <3
This week we focus on fringes on various historical textiles. All, except one, are woven in silk. The last one is woven in linen.
The fringes are attached to various items all related to church textiles.
The fringes can all be found in the collections of Statens Historiska museum in Sweden.
The items are dated to 14-17th century.
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