This very small embroidered pouch was found in the Eglise Saint-Vincent in Soignies, Belgium. It dates back to the 13th or 14th century (alas I couldn't find a more precise date). It is embroidered in silk on a woollen tabby weave canvas. The colours now appear to be dark red, white/yellow and orange/brown. The drawstrings in finger loop braiding are made using a green silk. In the tassels red and green silk have been combined. The tassels are embellished with red silk turk’s head knots. The opening of the pouch has been decorated with loop braids.
You can find a pattern redaction and information sheet here.
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