Ecclesiastical Embroidery from England

While I was in London over Christmas I came across this beautiful altar frontal. The design is so simple but the details are in the goldwork,which is exquisite. There is are several different patterns of goldwork — basket weave, simple bricking, etc.. — on the rays emanating from the center panel. I couldn’t get too close but I hope I was able to capture some of the details of how the patterns were worked.

 

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