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Description: Almoner's Purse without flap : Front, brick stitch on a woolen fabric; back, blue linen.
Origin: Europe
Period: 13th-14th century
Current location: Kerk O.L. Vrouw Geboorte, Tongeren, Belgum
Museum number: 40767

Current Museum page:
http://balat.kikirpa.be/photo.php?path=G002611&objnr=40767&lang=en-GB&nr=4

Museum description:
Beurs met wapens van Brabant-Limburg en van Bourbon (Purse with arms of Brabant and Limburg Bourbon)
Aalmoezenbeurs zonder flap : voorzijde, borduurwerk (platsteek) op een wollen weefsel; rugrzijde, blauw linnen. (Almoner's Purse without flap : Front, brick stitch on a woolen fabric; back, blue linen.)

Personal Observations:

Fabric count: ~48 threads per inch (computed from photograph and given dimensions)

Colors noted:
White Silk
Black Silk
Gold Strip
Medium Green Silk
Light Purple/Blue Silk

References:
None
 
Images:
http://balat.kikirpa.be/photo.php?path=G002611&objnr=40767&lang=en-GB&nr=4

Patterns:
http://wymarc.com/images/patterns/pdf/Y016A.pdf
http://wymarc.com/images/patterns/pdf/Y016B.pdf
http://wymarc.com/images/patterns/pdf/Y016C.pdf
http://wymarc.com/images/patterns/pdf/Y016D.pdf

 

Category: A Stitch Out of Time
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