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Jacket

Jacket

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1600-1625 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ivory silk embroidered with coloured silk thread, silver and silver-gilt thread and spangles, lined with silk shag

  • Museum number:

    173-1869

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This early 17th century woman’s jacket is made of silk, a more luxurious fabric than the linen typically used for such garments. However it is made in a loose, informal style not seen in portraiture. The lining of shag (silk velvet with a long pile) suggests the garment was intended for warmth as well as adornment. It is richly embroidered in silver and silver-gilt thread, purl, strip and spangles. The design of rose, marigold, honeysuckle, pansy and lily flowers in a symmetrical interlacing of stems is worked in couched work, satin stitch and stem stitch.

Physical description

Ivory silk embroidered with coloured silk thread, silver and silver-gilt thread and spangles, lined with pink silk shag.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1600-1625 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Ivory silk embroidered with coloured silk thread, silver and silver-gilt thread and spangles, lined with silk shag

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.79, plate LV

Categories

Fashion; Clothing; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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