Thursday, July 14, 2011

A ca 1340 French pouch



Last week I was in Krakow, Poland, for a conference. I took some time off to visit the Wawel cathedral museum, and it was such a nice surprise to see this pouch. It's a French pouch from ca 1340, embroidered in silk and metal thread, with a lovely row of tassels :-) It measures approx. 15, 5 * 14,5 cm, height with tassels 21 cm. Now I'm really really motivated to give this type of tassels another try :-)

ps: click on the images to enlarge

ps: this pouch looks familiar to me, but I can't remember where I've seen it before. A book? A site? If anyone knows, we'd love to hear from you!

6 comments :

EärwenElórë said...

Looove it!! and the taaassels, love the tassels :-p

thanks for sharing...

Racaire said...

Great, thank you very much - haven't seen this pouch till now - not even in my books :)

If you have any further close up/detail pics, please send them to ego@racaire.at :)

Yarn Mafia said...

I haven't seen that one before, but I came across a similar pouch when putting together a fingerloop braid handout: http://www.doctorbeer.com/joyce/emb/almpouch/almpouch.htm
This is also a silk embroidered pouch from Paris circa 1340, very similar in design, just a different scene

Machteld said...

Thanks for the link!

opusanglicanum said...

I've never seen thatn one before either. I'm quite intrigued by the picture, he has bare feet - some sort of hermit or holy man? And whats he doing luring pretty young ladies off into the wilderness - looks a bit pervy to me!

style is similar to the one shown in staniland tho, which i think is in hamburg

basia said...

Hey! I didn't realise the pouch is back on exposition - it wasn't when I last visited Wawel Castle (just imagine I used to live in Krakow for a year... ;))

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