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Maniple

Maniple

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1700-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered in silks on canvas

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.661-1925

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A maniple was a narrow strip of fabric, often richly decorated and matching the other vestments, which was worn over the left arm near the wrist by the priest during the celebration of Christian Mass. This example is decorated with a type of embroidery known by different names including flame stitch, Irish stitch, Hungary stitch, and bargello stitch.

Physical description

Polychrome silk embroidery in flame stitch on canvas ground. 3 applied crosses of embroidered ribbon. Lined with pink linen. Silk fringe at each end in blue, green, yellow and cream.

Place of Origin

Italy (probably, made)

Date

1700-1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered in silks on canvas

Dimensions

Length: 99.5 cm, Width: 23.5 cm

Descriptive line

Maniple, polychrome silk embroidery in flame stitch on canvas ground, probably made in Italy, 1700-1750.

Materials

Silk thread; Canvas

Techniques

Embroidering

Categories

Christianity; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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