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Given by Eric Pasold
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To gain full membership of the Hand-Knitters' Guild of Strasbourg, journeymen knitters had to produce masterpieces including a cap, a woollen jacket, a pair of gloves with fingers, and a wallhanging patterned with flowers, like this one. This carpet or hanging is of multi-coloured stocking stitch made on needles, or possibly a peg frame. We do not know who made it. Adam and Eve appear beneath a central panel depicting Jacob's Dream, from the Old Testament, with the inscription "hilfe wirt gott ferner schicken meinen feinden zum verdus" : God will continue to send help in despite of mine enemies.
Carpet of hand knitted wool.
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'hilfe wirt gott ferner schicken meinen feinden zum verdus'
God will continue to send help in despite of mine enemies
Inscription on carpet
Height: 193 cm, Width: 174.5 cm, Depth: 4.3 cm
Carpet of knitted wool, Strasbourg, 1781
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Hinchcliffe, Frances, Knit one, purl one: Historic and Contemporary Knitting from the V&A's Collection, London:V&A Museum, 1985, p.7.
Original sin; Parrots; Lions; Flowers; Coats of arms; Serpents; Sin; Unicorns
Textiles; Floor coverings; Interiors; Christianity; Heraldry
Textiles and Fashion Collection