Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9662
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Schulenburg , Jane Tibbetts
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  • Title: Holy Women and the Needle Arts: Piety, Devotion, and Stitching the Sacred, ca. 500- 1150 [The author catalogs evidence of women’s embroidery for the Church done by queens, noble women, and nuns. They decorated Church vestments with gold, silver, and jewels. Schulenburg argues that their skills were values and associated with wisdom. Many of the embroiderers and patrons hoped for the special prayers of saints in return for their shining gifts. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Negotiating Community and Difference in Medieval Europe: Gender, Power, Patronage, and the Authority of Religion in Latin Christendom.  Edited by Katherine Allen Smith and Scott WellsStudies in the History of Christian Traditions.  Brill, 2009.  Pages 83 - 110.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Decorative Arts Ecclesiastical Vestments Embroidery Gifts Lay Piety Queens Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 6- 7- 8- 9- 10- 11- 12
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Wisconsin, Madison
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  • Year of Publication: 2009.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9789004171251
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