Description:"Fragment, German, 14th Century. Colored silks in brick and satin stitch on linen."
Origin: Germany
Period: 14th-15th century
Current location: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Museum number: 7071-1860
Object number: O364077

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Current Museum Raw Record:

Original catalog description:
"Border of fine canvas, embroidered in tent stitches with faded blue, red, and brown silks, with a repeating or diaper pattern of zigzag bands figured with angular devices. German? 14th centy. 14 in. by 3 1/2 in." (Cole: 253)

Personal Observations:

Fabric count: 72 Count fabric (Based on personal observation)

Colors noted (Matched under natural light to a DMC sample card):
    White Silk (DMC 746)    
    Blue Silk (DMC 827)
    Light Brown Silk (DMC 842)
    Dark Brown Silk (DMC 3045)

Cole, Alan S. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Collections of Tapestry and Embroidery in the South Kensington Museum. London: Printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode for H.M. Stationery Off., 1888.{}
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