Mariy at the loom

Frauenkirche Esslingen
Mary at the loom
from the Mary window, Esslingen ca. 1330

The life and history of Mary, the churches' Patron is depicted in unusual length and detail, from her ancestors to the Christening of Jesus. The glass stainer depicts the Holy Family as his contemporaries, with details of their daily life. One can make out clearly what a medieval braiding loom looked like, and how women operated it.