Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I came across the Exhibition catalog for this exhibit at Historiches Museum Bern earlier this year. The exhibit will also be held in Brügge next year. It covers the time of Charles the Bold of Burgandy (1433-1477) and there are many wonderful objects. Everything in the catalog is the finest example of its type from painting to metalwork to embroidery. The embroidery is too fancy for my taste; it feels unapproachable. I did especially love two items in the catalog and they are shown here: the marvelous purse and fantastic red doublet (or whatever this is called in this period; I don't know much about correct clothing terminology). I absolutely LOVE the shiny red silk!