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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

Current Museum page:
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O364077/embroidery/

Current Museum Raw Record:
http://www.vam.ac.uk/api/json/museumobject/O364077

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)


References:
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.{https://books.google.com/books?id=KRktAAAAYAAJ}
 
Images:
There is not currently a photo of this piece available on-line; but there is a similar piece listed on the bildindex:
http://previous.bildindex.de/bilder/MI07917e14a.jpg
http://previous.bildindex.de/bilder/MI07917f01a.jpg

Patterns:
http://wymarc.com/images/patterns/pdf/Y007A.pdf

 

 

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