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A pair of plated sleeves

A pair of plated sleeves

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1580s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen, metal, twine; hand-woven, hand-sewn

  • Museum number:

    T.49:1,2-2017

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A pair of plated sleeves, made of two layers of linen, with narrow metal plates stitched in between with cross-bow twine. The top and bottom of the sleeves are bound with linen tape. There are worked eyelet at the bottom and top of the sleeves for fastening. The thread count of the right sleeve is 35 warp x 35 weft per inch. The thread count of the left sleeve is 39 warp x 38 weft per inch.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1580s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Linen, metal, twine; hand-woven, hand-sewn

Dimensions

Weight: 1.82 kg approx, Length: 57.0 cm right sleeve along top edge approx, Width: 26.0 cm right sleeve at top approx, Length: 55.0 cm left sleeve along top edge approx, Width: 26.0 cm left sleeve at top approx

Descriptive line

M, 1580s, English; linen, crossbow twine, metal plates

Materials

Linen (material); Base metal; Twine

Techniques

Hand weaving; Hand sewing

Categories

Arms & Armour; Men's clothes

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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