London (UK) > ab 01.10.2016

This exhibition presents a rare opportunity to see outstanding survivals of English medieval embroidery gathered from across Europe and exhibited together for the first time in over half a century.
Latin for ‘English work’, the phrase ‘opus anglicanum’ was first coined in the 13th–century to describe the highly-prized and luxurious embroideries made in England of silk and gold and silver thread, teeming with elaborate imagery. The V&A holds the largest collection of these works in the world –­ incredible survivals from a celebrated period of English artistic production.
This exhibition will display over 100 of these sumptuous hand-made embroideries, celebrating their exquisite craftsmanship and shedding new light on the tools, materials and people who made them, many of whom were based in the City of London – medieval England’s creative hub.

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