Purse with Two Figures under a Tree Date: century Culture: French Medium: Embroidery in silk & metal thread on canvas Dimensions: Overall (with tassels): 11 × 6 in. × cm) Purse only: 8 × 6 in. × cm) Storage (Box): 16 × 12 in.
Purse depicting lovers, worked in Paris c. 1340 Linen embroidered in silk in split, chain, stem and knot stitches, the background of gold threads couched with red silk. 'Medieval Craftsmen: Embroiderers' by Kay Staniland pg 43
Byzantine relic pouch from the or century; Michael in Beromünster, Switzerland; “lattice-work wreath pattern worked on a [silk] ruby red ground. It is made from a single linen-lined piece of cloth, and has seams on two sides