Panel five of the Rekjahlid antependium. The Nativity, because obviously, all the best stables in Bethlehem had four-poster beds in them.
Actually, I love how this shows just how gaudy medieval painted furniture really should be.
~ by opusanglicanum on May 30, 2012.
Posted in embroidery, Reykjahlid Antependium Tags: antependium, c13th, embroidery, icelandic, laid and couched, medieval, natural dye, reconstruction, split stitch, wool
I saw the programme about Dover Castle – “gaudy” is an understatement!
virtuosewadventures said this on May 30, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Reply
dovers a bit far for me to go, but i’ve seen the pictures!
opusanglicanum said this on May 30, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Reply
Might be gaudy, but beautiful work on your part. I really love seeing the antependium develop.
glasslajora said this on May 31, 2012 at 3:12 am | Reply
I quite like guady middle ages, am not much of a minimalist. gareth is appalled with me cos I have a carved medeival box on order and i plan to paint it
opusanglicanum said this on May 31, 2012 at 5:50 am | Reply
Beds in stables have canopies, too! Not only is the bed delightfully painted, but the ox has a fantastic expression. He seems to be waiting to be impressed.
Where is your medieval box coming from?
Rene said this on May 31, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Reply
I thought the ox had a creepily human face.
lady called val cartmel is meant to be carving it, but its been two years – I think she’s forgotten, I may ahave to nag her soon
opusanglicanum said this on May 31, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Reply
That is absolutely lovely.
Christine Lawrie said this on June 4, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Reply
opusanglicanum said this on June 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Reply
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