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 4th day of Advent

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This image is taken from The Lyng table carpet.    An altar frontal made from recycled parts from three late medieval vestments.  I hadn't thought about the destruction of  ecclesiastical textiles at the time of the Reformation but they would have been one of the easiest thing to destroyIt is now housed in a glass case on the wall of the church in Norfolk U.K.

There is some background at Medieval Church Art and a good selection of photos on the Flickr site but no published works about this amazing piece of embroidery.

 

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Rachel

It's probable that a lot of the ecclesiastical textiles were unpicked to recover the metal threads, so the destruction would have been rather time-consuming, but extremely thorough. If they'd only known how interested we would be..

Carolyn Foley

This piece still holds a lot of its charm. The faces are full of expression.

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