Description: Maniple, made out of part of stole, of canvas, embroidered with coloured silk in tent (cushion stitch)
Origin: Germany
Period: 14th-15th century
Current location: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Museum number: 1262-1864
Object number: O362710

Current Museum page:
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O362710/maniple/

Current Museum Raw Record:
http://www.vam.ac.uk/api/json/museumobject/O362710

Original catalog description:
"Maniple, made out of part of stole, of canvas, embroidered with coloured silk in tent (cushion stitch), with pattern of repeated lozenge-shapes, filled in with counter-changed angular devices. The ends of worn gold thread woven fabric one of them with lion rampant on crimson field. German. 14th cen. 3ft. 11 in. by 3 in." (Cole: 189)

Personal Observations:

Fabric count: Fabric count: ~34 threads per inch (computed from photograph and given dimensions)

Colors noted:
The only photo available is in black and white.    

References:
Cole, Alan S. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Collections of Tapestry and Embroidery in the South Kensington Museum. London: Printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode for H.M. Stationery Off., 1888.{https://books.google.com/books?id=KRktAAAAYAAJ}
 
Images:
http://media.vam.ac.uk/media/thira/collection_images/2011ET/2011ET2191.jpg
Note: Inner of the two pieces shown, for the outer see Y-017

Patterns:
http://wymarc.com/images/patterns/pdf/Y018A.pdf