Embroidered Icelandic Angel

Posted by April 30, 2011

I spied this beautiful embroidered angel when I was in Iceland recently. She and several other similar angels are embroidered on a 16th century altar cloth. I am amazed at how well preserved it is. The background and dress fabrics are velvets. The couched strips are leather. She’s surrounded by stars and a couched leather halo. She just might be my Christmas card this year.