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Thu Nov 15 17:13:54 PST 2007
I'd always understood that it was an undershirt she was working
on. If anyone wants to email me off list, I have an image of the
painting. My notes on it say: The Madonna Knitting
Christ's Seamless Garment
by Meister Bertram von Minden
(1345~1415), the earliest known
illustration of a knitted garment
At 02:35 PM 11/15/2007, you wrote:
> > Greetings,
> > My mother who is an avid knitter was wondering if sweaters, pullovers,
> > cardigans that kind of thing are period?
> > Thanks
> > Sunniva
> Dear Sunniva,
> there is a mid 14th century alterpiece, German by origin (from the
>top of my head), on which the Virgin Mary is working on a sweater.
>Because of this it is assumed that knitting reached western Europe
>round the 1350's.
> I hope this will help you.
> Yours sincerly:
> Johan Terlouw
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