Jorvik Embroidery (York, England)

The Coppegate excavations in York (1976-1981), where the embroidered bag was found. The Coppegate excavations in York (1976-1981), where the embroidered bag was found.

Excavations into Viking-period levels at York, northern England, yielded only one example of embroidery. It was found on a small bag that dates to the late tenth or early eleventh century. The bag has an outercover of red silk samite, perhaps imported from Byzantium. It is decorated with a crude silk cross, in what appears to be chain stitch or stem stitch.

Source: WALTON, Penelope (1989). 'Textiles, Cordage and Fiber from 16-22 Coppergate', The Archaeology of York 17:5. Dorchester: The Council for British Archaeology and The Dorset Press.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 29 October 2016).

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