Tunic of The Göss Vestments

Image: Tunic of the Göss Vestments

Tunic of the Göss Vestments

Background

The altar frontal makes up part of the Göss Vestments.

Materials Used

  • Linen ground
  • coloured silk thread (blue,yellow, green, rust light brown, white, red)

Stitches and Techniques

The piece is worked in a variety of stitches, including brick stitch, what appears to be a form of counted stem stitch and long-armed cross stitch.

Design

The tunic has what appears to be less religious symbolism that other pieces of the Goss Vestments. The designs appear to be abstract angular patterns and a series of roundals containing various animals and birds.

Links

Sources for Further Information

  • Schuette, Marie and Muller-Christensen, Sigrid. The Art of Embroidery, (London: Thames and Hudson, 1964)
Details of Roundals on tunic of the Göss Vestments

Details of Roundals on tunic of the Göss Vestments

Images kindly provided by Prof Michael Greenhalgh