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

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

Gloves, circa1220.  The red silk ground is filled with enamel plaques, precious stones, gold embroidery and individual pearls that have be...

Gloves, circa1220. The red silk ground is filled with enamel plaques, precious stones, gold embroidery and individual pearls that have be...

This looks to be a cuff(?) from the Palermo Alba, showing gorgeous embroidery, as well as the use of pearls and gems! Dated 1181 CE, with later additions. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Weltliche Schatzkammer. Inventory number SK_WS_XIII_7

This looks to be a cuff(?) from the Palermo Alba, showing gorgeous embroidery, as well as the use of pearls and gems! Dated 1181 CE, with later additions. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Weltliche Schatzkammer. Inventory number SK_WS_XIII_7

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