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Woman's coif

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Ground: fine natural-colored linen. Design: repeating pattern of metal scrolls enclosing pansies, honeysuckle (?) and strawberries. Stitches (Ref: Mrs.A.Christie): plaited braid, chain, trellis, Roumanian, and coral. Worked with gold and silver thread (gilded silver wound on yellow silk and...

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Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

English, late 16th–early 17th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

27 x 43 cm (10 5/8 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.226

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic thread

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes