The textile used in this chasuble is a beautiful example of elaborate weaving. Here the use of cut and uncut velvet is used to delineate the interior layers of the flowers, which gives them a rich and dimensional appearance. The use of metallic bouclé to provide an additional level of patterning also shows a high level of weaving acumen. The curvilinear pattern known as ferronerie is used here on the main fabric of the chasuble. Ferronerie was prevalent in textile design during the Renaissance and reflected the ornate ironwork of the period.
ON THIS DAY: 10th October 1471 - The Battle of Brunkeberg The Battle of Brunkeberg was fought on 10 October 1471 between the Swedish regent Sten Sture the Elder and forces led by Danish King Christian I.