ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History   /  exhibitions


CH-3132 Riggisberg

from Bern station
with postbus: 13.29

tel: ++41 (0)31 808 12 01
fax: ++41 (0)31 808 12 00
opening hours:
every day 14.00 - 17.30

entrance fees:
sFr. 5.- adults
free for children and schoolclasses

Der Hexenstoff
from episcopal Museum Vic, Catalonia

3 November to 18 November 2001
special exhibition after conservation of the fabric

There will be special explanations:
Saturday 3rd November, 14.30
Saturday 10th November, 14.30
Saturday 17th November, 1430
and by special arrangements

  Up to now this silk fabric of the second half of 12th century has never left Spain. Before it goes back to Vic, after restoration in the Abegg-Stiftung, it will be exhibited a few days and it can be seen in this unique exhibition until 18th of November.

Because of its brilliant coloring, its red background with many stilistic details this fabric it thought to be woven in Spain in the 2nd half of 12th century. In this time spanisch silk fabrics were in great demand and sold all over the world.

The fabric with the very unusual size (original width 260cm and former hight 135cm) is well known because of its dominant demonic being. There is no second or similar fabric preserved. And therefore it belongs to the most famous medieval silk weavings.



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