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A study of the many techniques employed by medieval embroiderers, and the materials they used, illustrated to show various examples of their work. A further title from the MEDIEVAL CRAFTSMEN series.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714120515
ISBN-10: 0714120510
Format: Paperback
(220mm x 220mm x 9mm)
Pages: 72
Imprint: British Museum Press
Publisher: British Museum Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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UK Kirkus Review » 'The shadowy figures who toiled over the pieces we admire today in churches and museums' are vigorously investigated by the author, Keeper of Costumes and Textiles at the Museum of London. In the Middle Ages embroiderers - both men and women, the family workshops - supplied the church and grand patrons with altar cloths and vestments, clothes and wall-hangings. Kay Staniland analyses their skills and techniques in a special section, in fascinating detail. (Kirkus UK)


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