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Description: Stole (for a deacon's use), embroidered with coloured silks in tent (cushion stitches) on canvas
Origin: Germany
Period: 14th-15th century
Current location: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Museum number: 8305-1863
Object number: O362713

Current Museum page:
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O362713/stole/

Current Museum Raw Record:
http://www.vam.ac.uk/api/json/museumobject/O362713

Original catalog description:
"Stole (for a deacon's use), embroidered with coloured silks in tent (cushion stitches) on canvas, with repeated pattern of diamonds bordered with angular ornament, and enclosing angularly rendered birds (? lions), with heads turned back and tails turned up. German. 14th century. 8 ft. 8 in. by 2 3/4 in. ...This specimen came from the Cathedral at Halberstadt, Saxony." (Cole: 230)

Personal Observations:

Fabric count: Fabric count: ~25 threads per inch (computed from photograph and given dimensions)

Colors noted:
The only photo available is in black and white.    


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:
http://media.vam.ac.uk/media/thira/collection_images/2011ET/2011ET2191.jpg
Note: Outer of the two pieces shown, for the inner see Y-018

Patterns:
http://wymarc.com/images/patterns/pdf/Y017A.pdf

 

Category: A Stitch Out of Time
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