Description:"End of a stole or maniple. Linen band embroidered with plied white linen thread and coloured silks in a brick-stitch, and later linen end embroidered with couched silver thread and coloured silks in split-stitch."
Origin: Germany
Period: 14th-15th century
Current location: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Museum number: 7016-1860
Object number: O144715

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Current Museum Raw Record:

Original catalog description:
"Maniple, (part of), of linen, embroidered in tent stitch with coloured silks in a diaper pattern of lozenges, green charged with a yellow cross, and red charged with a white cross. The end of linen rudely embroidered with worn gold thread and coloured silks, with a saint holding a scroll to her left ; a nondescript form, ? a bird (see similar devices in Cretan embroidery); fringed with tassels of green, blue, white, and crimson silk. German. 14th centy. 15 in. by 3 in. 7016.-1860."
(Cole: 189)

Personal Observations:

Fabric count: 32 Count fabric (Based on personal observation)

Colors noted (Matched under natural light to a DMC sample card):
    Red Silk (DMC 347)    
    Green Silk (DMC 564)
    Blue Silk (DMC 322)
    Yellow Silk (DMC 725)
    White Silk (DMC 746)

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.{}