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Hanging Place of origin: Germany (made)  Date: 1516 (made)  Artist/Maker: Unknown (production)  Materials and Techniques: Wool embroidery on a linen ground Dimensions  Weight: 57 kg, Width: 538.5 cm, Length: 467.5 cm

Hanging Place of origin: Germany (made) Date: 1516 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Wool embroidery on a linen ground Dimensions Weight: 57 kg, Width: 538.5 cm, Length: 467.5 cm

Orphrey (cushion) -unknown- ca. 1329-1354 This embroidery reveals how a medieval ecclesiastical vestment might be cut down and re-used. A portion of an orphrey band has become a cushion by sewing it to a leather backing and putting decorative fringing around it. An orphrey is a decorative band used to adorn the vestments (priestly garments) used by Christian clergy (in particular, chasubles and copes) for church services. The cushion may have been used for kneeling for prayer.

Orphrey (cushion)

Orphrey (cushion) -unknown- ca. 1329-1354 This embroidery reveals how a medieval ecclesiastical vestment might be cut down and re-used. A portion of an orphrey band has become a cushion by sewing it to a leather backing and putting decorative fringing around it. An orphrey is a decorative band used to adorn the vestments (priestly garments) used by Christian clergy (in particular, chasubles and copes) for church services. The cushion may have been used for kneeling for prayer.

Woven silk Place of origin: Regensburg, Germany (possibly, made)  Venice (city), Italy (possibly, made) Date: 1200-1300 Materials and Techniques: Woven in silk, silver gilt thread and linen Museum number: T.60-1923 | V&A

Woven silk

Woven silk Place of origin: Regensburg, Germany (possibly, made) Venice (city), Italy (possibly, made) Date: 1200-1300 Materials and Techniques: Woven in silk, silver gilt thread and linen Museum number: T.60-1923 | V&A

Date: ca. 1580 Culture: European Medium: silk, metallic thread, brass Dimensions: Length at CB: 22 3/4 in. (57.8 cm) Credit Line: Catherine Breyer Van Bomel Foundation Fund, 1978 Accession Number: 1978.128  This artwork is not on display.

Date: ca. 1580 Culture: European Medium: silk, metallic thread, brass Dimensions: Length at CB: 22 3/4 in. (57.8 cm) Credit Line: Catherine Breyer Van Bomel Foundation Fund, 1978 Accession Number: 1978.128 This artwork is not on display.

16/17th century silk velvet yastik • tulips and carnations - Ottoman style -Turkey

16/17th century silk velvet yastik • tulips and carnations - Ottoman style -Turkey

This is one of the panels from the Lochleven Hangings. The motifs are made from black silk velvet appliquéd onto the red wool ground and decorated with yellow silk cord and thread. The motifs are not made as individual motifs and then attached, but have been applied directly to the wool cloth ground suggesting that these were made by professionals. The style is similar to the Linlithgow hangings and they were possibly made at the same workshop in Canongate, Edinburgh.

This is one of the panels from the Lochleven Hangings. The motifs are made from black silk velvet appliquéd onto the red wool ground and decorated with yellow silk cord and thread. The motifs are not made as individual motifs and then attached, but have been applied directly to the wool cloth ground suggesting that these were made by professionals. The style is similar to the Linlithgow hangings and they were possibly made at the same workshop in Canongate, Edinburgh.

Ecclesiastical stole      Place of origin:      England, Great Britain (made)      Date:      1290-1340 (made)      Artist/Maker:      Unknown (production)      Materials and Techniques:      Linen, embroidered in silver-gilt and silk thread      Museum number:      T.343-1921

Ecclesiastical stole

Ecclesiastical stole Place of origin: England, Great Britain (made) Date: 1290-1340 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Linen, embroidered in silver-gilt and silk thread Museum number: T.343-1921

Detail of embroidery on Stockings Date: 16th century Culture: Italian Medium: linen, silk and metal thread Dimensions: Length 29 1/2 in. (74.9 cm) Accession Number: 10.124.5 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Detail of embroidery on Stockings Date: 16th century Culture: Italian Medium: linen, silk and metal thread Dimensions: Length 29 1/2 in. (74.9 cm) Accession Number: 10.124.5 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Föremålsbild. 14th Century, Gotland and Sweden. Whole piece, with detail shots.

Föremålsbild. 14th Century, Gotland and Sweden. Whole piece, with detail shots.

Fragment of Round Segmentum, 500s  Egypt, Byzantine period, 6th century  tabby ground, inwoven tapestry ornament; wool, Overall - h:34.00 w:29.20 cm (h:13 3/8 w:11 7/16 inches). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1982.270

Fragment of Round Segmentum, 500s Egypt, Byzantine period, 6th century tabby ground, inwoven tapestry ornament; wool, Overall - h:34.00 w:29.20 cm (h:13 3/8 w:11 7/16 inches). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1982.270

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