The Tristan quilt, oldest preserved quilt in the world. Made in Sicily, 1360-1400

The Tristan quilt, oldest preserved quilt in the world. Made in Sicily, 1360-1400

Section of The Tristan Quilt, oldest preserved quilt, Sicily ca. 1360-1400

Section of The Tristan Quilt, oldest preserved quilt, Sicily ca. 1360-1400

The legend of Tristan and Isolde was a favoured narrative in the Middle Ages and appears in many forms in literature and the decorative arts. The story represented here on a quilted linen coverlet in 14 scenes, is that of the oppression of Cornwall by King Languis of Ireland and his champion the Morold, and the battle of Sir Tristan with the latter on behalf of his uncle King Mark. Although in subtle shades, the large scale designs are very clear and the quilt must have looked particularly…

The Tristan quilt (Bed cover)

The legend of Tristan and Isolde was a favoured narrative in the Middle Ages and appears in many forms in literature and the decorative arts. The story represented here on a quilted linen coverlet in 14 scenes, is that of the oppression of Cornwall by King Languis of Ireland and his champion the Morold, and the battle of Sir Tristan with the latter on behalf of his uncle King Mark. Although in subtle shades, the large scale designs are very clear and the quilt must have looked particularly…

Detail, Coperta Guicciardini, c. 1400, Sicily. Follow link for mate images.

Detail, Coperta Guicciardini, c. 1400, Sicily. Follow link for mate images.

wish this was a carpet ... http://www.leniwiener.com/category/exhibition-of-work

wish this was a carpet ... http://www.leniwiener.com/category/exhibition-of-work

A Few Scraps. Leafy lines quilting design. She shows exactly how she did it. I really like how it looks.

A Few Scraps. Leafy lines quilting design. She shows exactly how she did it. I really like how it looks.

Pretty! ~ Grey and White Modern Simple Baby Quilt by SWDesignsBaby on Etsy, $115.00

Pretty! ~ Grey and White Modern Simple Baby Quilt by SWDesignsBaby on Etsy, $115.00

crow roosters crow: The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter

crow roosters crow: The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter

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