Medieval Embroidery from Downside
Tuesday 7th May - Sunday 30th June 2019
Where: Abbey Museum
A small collection of fascinating ecclesiastical embroideries are currently on loan to the abbey from Downside Abbey. These 14th-16th century vestments are teeming with elaborate imagery and religious symbolism. They are exquisitely embroidered with coloured silks and silver and gold threads. They provide a fine example of ‘Opus Anglicanum’ or English work, which achieved great status and popularity across Europe.
These embroideries from Downside join two other magnificent medieval textiles displayed in the abbey museum: the Othery Cope and the St John’s Pall.
Normal admission applies.