A Serpent is embroidered on Elizabeth’s sleeve in the Rainbow Portrait, with a heart-shaped ruby in its mouth. The serpent is thought to represent wisdom and the ruby Elizabeth’s heart, implying that the Queen’s wisdom controls her emotions. Tattoo idea for sure!

Elizabethan Propaganda Part 1

Detail of a serpent embroidered on Elizabeth I’s sleeve in the Rainbow Portrait, with a heart-shaped ruby in its mouth. The serpent represents wisdom, and the ruby Elizabeth’s heart, implying that the Queen’s wisdom controls her emotions.

17th century Culture: Flemish Medium: Silk, metal thread and pearls on silk The Metropolitan Museum of Art

century Culture: Flemish Medium: Silk, metal thread and pearls on silk. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Close-up of a bicep band, from the Palermo Alba. Made 1181 with later additions. From the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Weltliche Schatzkammer. Inventory number SK_WS_XIII_7

Alb, garment worn for the coronation by Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. Yellowish taffeta, gold trimming gold embroidery and pearls. Inscription says Alb was made for Norman King William II by the Royal workshop in Palermo, Sicily.

Sleeves of Palermo tunic (1130-1154). Decorated by purple silk, pearls, golden filigree and gold embroidery. Kunsthistorische museum, Vienna

Sleeves of Palermo Tunic -- -- Decorated w/ purple silk, pearls, golden filigree & gold embroidery -- Kunsthistorische Museum, Vienna.

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Crafty Sheep is giving a color challenge each month for any type of craft. I wanted to practice a few embroidery stitches and found thi.

Portrait de jeune femme de profil à la coiffure ornée de perles by Bernardino dei Conti (1450-1525)

Portrait de jeune femme de profil à la coiffure ornée de perles by Bernardino… - this is NO ordinary woman.she is of the nobility from the swan armorial on her sleeve

Alb, garment worn for the coronation by Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. Yellowish taffeta, gold trimming gold embroidery and pearls. Inscription says Alb was made for Norman King William II by the Royal workshop in Palermo, Sicily. 1181. Inv. XIII 7

Alb, garment worn for the coronation by Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. Yellowish taffeta, gold trimming gold embroidery and pearls. Inscription says Alb was made for Norman King William II by the Royal workshop in Palermo, Sicily.

Gloves were probably made in Sicily for Roger II for his coronation in 1220. They are from red silk, decorated by gold, pearls and sapphire. Kunsthistorische museum, Vienna

Gloves were probably made in Sicily for Roger II for his coronation in They are from red silk, decorated by gold, pearls and sapphire.

These gloves were made in the early 13th century for the coronation of Emperor…

Gloves made in Sicily for the coronation of Emperor Frederick II (XIII c), silk, gems, pearls, enamelled plaques

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