Friday, 25 December 2009
The Metropolitan Museum, New York has some 24 samplers on line in its digital collection - click here- but do extend your search to look at all embroidered items as there are some absolute wonders to behold - one of which is this crib of the Infant Jesus. A Gift of Ruth Blumka, this 15th century Brabant Crib comes from the Grand Béguinage in Louvain where it was most probably used as a devotional object as in many convents of the day. The coverlet displays the family tree of Christ embroidered in silk with seed pearls.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 10:38