Thursday, 2 August 2012

Start of the Mystery

Today is the first day of the 2012 cycle of Mystery Plays in the city. Each guild used to perform a particular play and in the 1909 Mystery Pageant the guilds paraded their Guild Banner through the streets of York. These same banners are now on display in the Merchant Adventurers Hall. This is the banner of the Weavers Guild. It shows three leopards' heads facing forwards, each with a shuttle in its mouth. The shuttle was used to run the weft yarn through the open warp yarns when weaving. The Weavers Mystery was the Appearance of Mary to Thomas.

1 comment:

  1. A really interesting post, would love to see one of the plays.


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