Morceau du suaire [shroud] de Saint Lazare d'Autun. Almeria, Cordova, Spain? Beginning of 11th c. Silk taffeta ground w/silk & gold embroidery.

Morceau du suaire [shroud] de Saint Lazare d'Autun. Almeria, Cordova, Spain? Beginning of 11th c. Silk taffeta ground w/silk & gold embroidery.

Battle of Legnano 1176  The Empire lead by Frederick I "Redbeard" against the single city of Milan Milan defeated the empire.

Battle of Legnano 1176 The Empire lead by Frederick I "Redbeard" against the single city of Milan Milan defeated the empire.

Lions. 9th - 10th Century AD: Lions. Purple silk serge. From the tomb of St. Julian in Rimini. Byzantine. Museo Naziosle, Ravenna, Spain. Volbach, Early Decorative Textiles p.139

Lions. 9th - 10th Century AD: Lions. Purple silk serge. From the tomb of St. Julian in Rimini. Byzantine. Museo Naziosle, Ravenna, Spain. Volbach, Early Decorative Textiles p.139

Period:      Sasanian  Date:      ca. 5th–7th century A.D.  Geography:      Central Asia  Culture:      Sasanian  Medium:      Silk textile  Dimensions:      7 1/2 inches by 42 inches  Classification:      Textiles-Costumes  Credit Line:      Purchase, Friends of Inanna Gifts and Rogers Fund, 2004  Accession Number:      2004.255

Period: Sasanian Date: ca. 5th–7th century A.D. Geography: Central Asia Culture: Sasanian Medium: Silk textile Dimensions: 7 1/2 inches by 42 inches Classification: Textiles-Costumes Credit Line: Purchase, Friends of Inanna Gifts and Rogers Fund, 2004 Accession Number: 2004.255

Textile fragment, first half of 12th century  Spain  Silk and gold-wrapped silk; a compound weave  17 x 12 in. (43.2 x 30.5 cm)

Textile fragment, first half of 12th century Spain Silk and gold-wrapped silk; a compound weave 17 x 12 in. (43.2 x 30.5 cm)

Lampas textile, silk and gold, Italy, second half of 14th century.  Better quality at http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/textile-fragment-66578

Lampas textile, silk and gold, Italy, second half of 14th century. Better quality at http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/textile-fragment-66578

Silk Banner--Muslim Spain first half of the 13th century

Silk Banner--Muslim Spain first half of the 13th century

Maniple of St. Cuthbert, likely done in Winchester, the capital of Saxon England. The Carolingian manuscripts of Tours, France influenced the Winchester school of manuscript painting. Even at this early stage we seen the interplay between the various arts in the production of embroidery designs. It's likely  the illustrators of the manuscripts may also have been employed to draw the designs for embroidery onto the fabric. Gold thread, colored silks in stem and split stitch and surface…

Maniple of St. Cuthbert, likely done in Winchester, the capital of Saxon England. The Carolingian manuscripts of Tours, France influenced the Winchester school of manuscript painting. Even at this early stage we seen the interplay between the various arts in the production of embroidery designs. It's likely the illustrators of the manuscripts may also have been employed to draw the designs for embroidery onto the fabric. Gold thread, colored silks in stem and split stitch and surface…

Silk from the Reliquary of Saint Librada in Siguenza Cathedral, 1100s Spain, 12th century lampas weave; silk and gold thread, Overall - h:36.50 w:39.55 cm

Silk from the Reliquary of Saint Librada in Siguenza Cathedral, 1100s Spain, 12th century lampas weave; silk and gold thread, Overall - h:36.50 w:39.55 cm

Mittelalterstoff Replik Falkenpaare rot-goldgelb 0272

Mittelalterstoff Replik Falkenpaare rot-goldgelb 0272

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