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Jacket part

Jacket part

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1620-1640 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen embroidered with coloured silk, silver and silver-gilt thread

  • Museum number:

    T.259-1926

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This panel was probably intended to form part of a woman’s jacket. The triangular piece of fabric, called a gore, inserted into the lower edge, suggests it served as one of the jacket fronts. It is embroidered in a repeating pattern of strawberries in shades of pink and red. The silver-gilt thread is worked mainly in plaited braid stitch and the silks in detached button-hole stitch. Such vibrantly embellished jackets were a popular style in English women’s fashions of the late 16th and early 17th centuries.

Physical description

Linen embroidered with coloured silk, silver and silver-gilt thread

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1620-1640 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Linen embroidered with coloured silk, silver and silver-gilt thread

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

John Lea Nevinson, Catalogue of English Domestic Embroidery of the Sixteenth & Seventeenth Centuries, Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Textiles, London: HMSO, 1938, p.78

Categories

Fashion; Embroidery; Clothing; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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