Friday, January 22, 2010

Goldwork Cuffs

These are a pair of cuffs made for Engelin's coronation. The base is red silk and the emroidery is couched gold jap. The first roundel has 4 cicada/bee insects alternating around triangle spirals. The second roundel is a flower with triangle spirals between the petals. The design is Merovingian and was composed by Mistress Porsha. Unfortunately it is difficult to take a nice photo of the cuffs due to the shiny silk and shiny gold thread, but hopefully you get the jist of them :) Below is a pic of Theoderic and Engelin at their coronation, in which you can see one of the cuffs.

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