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  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1400 to ca. 1500 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    linen embroidered with coloured silks

  • Credit Line:

    From the Bock Collection

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Small square linen bag embroidered overall with a geometric lattice design in plied white linen thread and green, blue and red coloured silks in satin stitch. Three tassels along bottom in yellow, green and red silk.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)


ca. 1400 to ca. 1500 (made)



Materials and Techniques

linen embroidered with coloured silks

Object history note

From the Bock Collection

Descriptive line

Small square bag, linen entirely embroidered with coloured silks, three tassels

Labels and date

Original label

BAG. Silk and linen thread embroidery of quadrangular pattern. German. 15th centy. Square, W. 3½ in. Bought (Bock Colln.).
8699-'63 [1863]
A.S. Cole's revision, 1888

BAG of coarse linen, embroidered with green, blue, red and white silks, in long stitch, in diaper pattern of squares and crossed line forms. German. 14th centy. 3½ in. sq. Bought (Bock Colln).

This is similar to patterns on specimens Nos. 8305-1863 and 262-1861. It may have been used as a reliquary or for carrying rosary beads. [1888]


Linen; Silk thread


Hand embroidery


Accessories; Fashion; Textiles; Embroidery; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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