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Lebuin, St, relic of
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St Lebuin was an Anglo-Saxon missionary who served in what is now the Netherlands, in the area of the River Yssel (Ijssel), on the borders between the Franks and the Saxons, at Deventer, from c. 754 to c. 775. A silk cloth, a loosely woven, weft-faced compound twill, reputed to have wrapped his relics, is preserved in the Het Catharijneconvent Museum, Utrecht. It is ornamented with one complete and two part figures in a head-to-toe row between plant forms: the complete figure is of a squat man with trousers or a skirted garment with a central gore: his feet are inturned; his thin arms rais…

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Elizabeth Coatsworth, “Lebuin, St, relic of”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles, Edited by: Gale Owen-Crocker, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Maria Hayward. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emdt_SIM_000964>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124356, 20120503

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