Embroidery from the hem of the Alb, detail of 30-01-02/24. The Alb was worn under the coronation mantle by Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. From the Royal workshop in Palermo, 1181. Inv. XIII 7

Embroidery from the hem of the Alb, detail of 30-01-02/24. The Alb was worn under the coronation mantle by Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. From the Royal workshop in Palermo, 1181. Inv. XIII 7

Embroidered textile fragment, 11th cent. Spanish - split, stem and couching

Embroidered textile fragment, 11th cent. Spanish - split, stem and couching

12th century extant embroidery  http://www.hochmittelalter.net/Wissenswertes/Kleidung/03130010.JPG

12th century extant embroidery http://www.hochmittelalter.net/Wissenswertes/Kleidung/03130010.JPG

A 12th Century Bliaut  Cathedral Basilica of St-Denis, Paris, 1145-50 (Metroplotian museum of art - cloisters): See the squared, deep slit-neckline and the long wrapped belt with tassles.

A 12th Century Bliaut Cathedral Basilica of St-Denis, Paris, 1145-50 (Metroplotian museum of art - cloisters): See the squared, deep slit-neckline and the long wrapped belt with tassles.

Angers cathedral, France, sculpture at West Portal; c. 1200 CE (c. 1130-1160 per Koslin, Désirée and Janet E. Snyder; Bliaut

Angers cathedral, France, sculpture at West Portal; c. 1200 CE (c. 1130-1160 per Koslin, Désirée and Janet E. Snyder; Bliaut

Part of the decoration preserved on the textile, showing a group of birds framed by vines. 9-10th c.(?)

Part of the decoration preserved on the textile, showing a group of birds framed by vines. 9-10th c.(?)

This French site has many useful images which seem to me to depict the rarely seen pelice (fur lined outer garment) from this century which likely had many varied cuts.  Wide sleeves show what I think is fur  fluffing out.  The deep V neck fascinates me.

This French site has many useful images which seem to me to depict the rarely seen pelice (fur lined outer garment) from this century which likely had many varied cuts. Wide sleeves show what I think is fur fluffing out. The deep V neck fascinates me.

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