A medieval-style tapestry inspired by and illustrating a verse by Schiller praising the feminine virtues. The Gothic lettering at the top says
Ehret die frauen sie flechten und weben himmlische rosen ins irdische leben
Honor to the women, they braid and weave heavenly roses into earthly life.
From left to right, the figures represent Protection (Schutz) - a woman in armor; Nurture (Pflege) - a mother giving a bowl of milk to a wild little boy wearing only a skin; Love (Liebe) - a mother nestling a baby in her arms; Wisdom (Wissen) - a woman holding a lantern and a hornbook up to a child in a hooded cloak; and Fidelity (Treue) - a woman in chain mail. The background is rose vines and other flowers on blue with a border of laurel leaves. (1912)
Counted cross stitch chart booklet (floss and fabric not included -- see what is included)
469 x 323 stitches ■ 107 colors (DMC floss) ■ About 26" x 18" or 66 x 46 cm (on 18-count)
Watermarks are not part of the pattern or stitched results