Tuesday, April 30, 2013
"There is a coronation mantle called a Pluviale which was constructed c.1133A.D., features over 100,000 pearls, was worn by more than 47 rulers, and is still in existence today. Who was it originally made for?"
The answer was Roger II, and more information about the textile trove, including mantle, shoes, and repair kit, can be found here. For now here are a few more pictures, just to whet your appetite.