Description: "Bag, German, late 14th century. Plied white linen thread and colored silks in satin stitch on linen."
Origin: Germany
Period: 14th-15th century
Current location: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Museum number: 8313-1863
Object number: O115592

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Current Museum Raw Record:

Original catalog description:
"BAG (with cords) of linen, covered with close short-stitch embroidery in crimson, yellow, and white silks, with a trellis pattern forming spaces in which are geometric devices; four of the spaces on each side are ornamented with a pelican in her piety pecking its breast, interlaced blossom devices, a curved rendering of the gammadion, and the letter M, severally, worked with gold thread stitched down. (?) German. Latter half of the 14th centy. 5 1/2 in, by 5 in. ... Probably to contain relics." (Cole: 247)

Personal Observations:

Fabric count: 37 Count fabric (Based on personal observation)

Colors noted (Matched under natural light to a DMC sample card):
    White Linen (DMC 746 )
    Purple Silk (DMC 3721)
    Gold Silk (DMC 3045)
    Yellow Silk (DMC 725)
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.{}

Myers, Cindy. "Tubular Tablet Weaving." Silkewerk. Web. 20 November 2015. {}.