15/2018 The weekend picture

We would like to wish you all a happy weekend with a historical textile.

This week we focus on a lovely silk embroidery from England. It’s a high class work aka Opus Anglicanum. The embroidery comes from Skå church and is dated  to
1250- 1350 AD. Now in the collections of Statens Historiska museum in Sweden.

Silk on linen. Here we can see a close up on a table cloth. Table cloths of the time were often depicted as woven in goose eye/ twill variation.

SparaSpara

SparaSpara

Advent calendar 25 December 2017

Our twenty-fifth and last calendar post is an embroidery in silk and gold. From Vadstena convent church, Sweden.

Here we can see a close up on the newly born baby Jesus and his mother Mary.

The embroidery is dated early 15th century.

Now in collections of Historiska museet, Sweden.

We would like to thank you all that have followed our advent calendar and wish you all a Merry Christmas.

/ Amica and Maria.

Advent calendar 17 December 2017 

 

Our seventeenth calendar post is an embroidery. From Skå church, Sweden. It’s an Opus Anglicanum work, from England.

Here we can see a close up on the embroidery. Silk and gold on linen. The silk is sewn in split stitch. The embroidery is of the highest class.

The item dates to 1250- 1350 AD. Most likely 1330-1350.

Now in collections of Historiska museet, Sweden

SparaSpara

Advent calendar 12 December 2017

Our twelfth calendar post is a cocktail of things. It’s a relief velvet, a selvage of the velvet, a woven band and a embroidery in gold thread. The object is a cope from Vallentuna, Sweden

The majority of the materials are in silk. The embroidery seems be made on linen or hemp fabric.

The cope dates  1450- 1500 AD.

Now in collections of Historiska museet, Sweden

SparaSpara

SparaSpara

SparaSpara

Advent calendar 7 December 2017

Our seventh calendar post is a purse made out of a reused embroidery, with a backside of leather, from an unknown Swedish church.

Here we can see Maria Magdalena. The embroidery is made out of silk and metal thread.

The dating is late 15th or early 16th century.

Now in collections of Historiska museet, Sweden

SparaSpara

SparaSpara

SparaSpara

Advent calendar 5 December 2017

Our fifth calendar post is an embroidery, a flower on a gilded leather embroidery. It is from Skokloster, Sweden.

Here we can see a close up on the application. A flower in half linen half wool.

The embroidery is dated to 15th century.

Now in the collections of Historiska museet, Sweden.

SparaSpara