Purse depicting lovers, worked in Paris c. 1340 Linen embroidered in silk in split, chain, stem and knot stitches, the background of gold threads couched with red silk. 'Medieval Craftsmen: Embroiderers' by Kay Staniland pg 43
Purse Date: early century Culture: British Medium: Canvas worked with silk and metal thread, glass beads, spangles; Gobelin, tent, and detached buttonhole stitches; silk cord and silk and metal thread tassels Accession Number:
ca. 1340, Paris, France. (Reverse) Lovers playing a game with a hood in a garden. Six and 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches; topside-couched gold and silver threads on linen with silk polychrome embroidery in split, chain, stem, and knot stitches. (Color picture and some information from Camille, p. 50; additional b+w photo and further detail from Schuette and Müller-Christensen, pp. 136, 311)
Purse with Two Figures under a Tree Date: century Culture: French Medium: Embroidery in silk & metal thread on canvas Dimensions: Overall (with tassels): 11 × 6 in. × cm) Purse only: 8 × 6 in. × cm) Storage (Box): 16 × 12 in.