... I d recommend taking a look at http://medieval.webcon.net.au/loc_france.html for some French embroideries -- you can get a good overall look by starting atMessage 1 of 3 , Oct 4, 2005View Source
> What is typical of French embroidery? What item or style can you lookI'd recommend taking a look at
> at and say "Oh, that's so French"?
http://medieval.webcon.net.au/loc_france.html for some French
embroideries -- you can get a good overall look by starting at
http://medieval.webcon.net.au/index.html and going through by the
A lot of the finely tent-stitched bed-valances of the 16th century are
thought to be French (or, in some cases, English or Scottish but
imitating French imported goods). The only two which I can recall off
the top of my head are T.137-1991 and T.125-1913 at the V&A -- see
http://images.vam.ac.uk to look them up.
As Talia mentioned, there are the aumônières (alms-purses) thought to
have been embroidered in France; here are some links to a few of them:
(However, they aren't all French; this example comes from early 14th
century Germany: http://www.bildindex.de/bilder/MI07906d13a.jpg )