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

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Advent calendar 11 December 2017

Our eleventh calendar post is a tablet woven band with a fringe attached to a cope. From Ösmo church, Sweden.

The band is made out if silk or linen and the fringe is made out of silk and linen. It’s green, white and a now faded orange/ red.

The fringe dates to 15th- 16th century.

Now in collections of Historiska museet, Sweden

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Advent calendar 10 December 2017

Our tenth calendar post is three pieces of silver posament. From Birka, Björkö, Sweden.

The posaments are made of very thin silver spirals and they have been sewn onto clothes and personal items as decorations.

The finds dates to Viking age, 800- 1050 AD.

Now in collections of Historiska museet, Sweden

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