The colour gold and golden yellow in combination with Schwalm whitework has a long tradition. Because mainly gold tones were used to design the crowns.
Nowadays, the warm colour is also used for Christmas embroidery.
Rarely, a delicate gold tone is used more lavishly, as here in the nativity scene.
All outlines and most of the filling patterns are embroidered in gold.
Patterns from the early Schwalm whitework were used as well as simple and Limet withdrawn thread patterns. The patterns of early Schwalm whitework, which do not require thread pulling, are particularly suitable for designing small areas.
Some single designs were embroidered in two colors in some areas of the robes of the Wise Men.