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Textile Fragment with Unicorn, Deer, Centaur and Lion Date: ca. 1500 Geography: Made in Scandinavia (possibly Sweden)

Textile Fragment with Unicorn, Deer, Centaur and Lion Date: ca. 1500 Geography: Made in Scandinavia (possibly Sweden)

Altar Cloth Germany, Altenberg on the Lahn, Premonstratensian Convent, 14th century Date: c. 1350 Accession No.: 1948.352 This cloth is an example of linen embroidery, a specialty of German nuns throughout the medieval period. Since both ground and pattern are white, the effect in this type of embroidery depends on the variety of stitches used. The museum website has 50 detail pictures of this piece The Cleveland Museum of Art

Although there were certainly nuns who had a true vocation for the religious life, the convent was a refuge for many girls of the higher classes for whom a suitable husband could not be found.

Textile Fragment with Unicorn, Deer, Centaur and Lion  Date: ca. 1500  Geography: Made in, Scandinavia (possible Sweden)  Culture: Scandinavian  Medium: Wool intarsia and applique with gilt leather and linen embroidery  Dimensions: Overall: 52 3/4 x 52 3/8 in. (134 x 133 cm)  Classification: Textiles-Embroidered  Accession Number: 2011.430

Textile Fragment with Unicorn, Deer, Centaur and Lion Date: ca. 1500 Geography: Made in, Scandinavia (possible Sweden) Culture: Scandinavian Medium: Wool intarsia and applique with gilt leather and linen embroidery

14th c. Embriodered Bycocket Cap of Maintenance (with a Split Loop Seam Tutorial).

Detail of an orphrey embroidery on the Pienza Cope: England, second quarter of the C. Image from: Medieval Embroiderers by Kay Staniland, British Museum Press, 1991

Textile Fragment with Unicorn, Deer, Centaur and Lion Date: ca. 1500 Geography: Made in Scandinavia (possibly Sweden) Culture: Scandinavian Medium: Wool intarsia and applique with gilt leather and linen embroidery The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Textile Fragment with Unicorn, Deer, Centaur and Lion Date: ca. 1500 Geography: Made in Scandinavia (possibly Sweden) Culture: Scandinavian Medium: Wool intarsia and applique with gilt leather and linen embroidery The Metropolitan Museum of Art

One of the surviving quilts from our period is in a private collection in Belgium. (image 1) In 1544 this quilt was a gift from Karel V, the Hapsburg Emperor to his court physician. The quilt is red silk and is embroidered with many colors of silk, is filled with raw cotton wadding (batting), and the edges are finished with silk fringe. The motifs used in the embroidery of this quilt include a double-headed eagle, narrow borders of fish, a bird of paradise, and floral and plant ornaments.

One of the surviving quilts from our period is in a private collection in Belgium. (image In 1544 this quilt was a gift from Karel V, the Hapsburg Emperor to his court physician.

Textile Fragment with Unicorn, Deer, Centaur and Lion,ca. 1500 - Made in Scandinavia (possibly Sweden) Wool intarsia and applique with gilt leather and linen embroidery

Textile Fragment with Unicorn, Deer, Centaur and Lion,ca. 1500 - Made in Scandinavia (possibly Sweden) Wool intarsia and applique with gilt leather and linen embroidery

Embroidered panels: Annunciation Nativity Adoration of the Magi (Southern Germany, Bavaria, c. 1550) - This site has a fantastic zoom!

Embroidered panels: Annunciation Nativity Adoration of the Magi (Southern Germany, Bavaria, c. - This site has a fantastic zoom!

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Textile Fragment with Unicorn, Deer, Centaur and Lion

Textile Fragment with Unicorn, Deer, Centaur and Lion Date: ca. 1500 Geography: Made in Scandinavia (possibly Sweden)

Textile Fragment with Unicorn, Deer, Centaur and Lion Date: ca. 1500 Geography: Made in Scandinavia (possibly Sweden)

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