Cloak

1660-1679 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Man’s circular cloak of brown ribbed worsted, lined with brown worsted twill, with a 5½-inch (14 cm) cape [flat collar]. The cape, front edges, and lower edges of the centre back seam are embroidered with partially and fully wrapped silver and silver gilt filé and purl, couched in a pattern of large scrolling stems and abstract flowers and leaves. The neck is bound with ⅞-inch (2.1 cm) wide woven lace [braid] of brown silk and silver filé, with a frog and tassel on the right side and a loop on the left for fastening.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Wool, silk, gold, silver; hand-woven, hand-embroidere, hand-sewn
Brief Description
Man's cloak, 1660-79, British; Brown worsted, embroidered with silver and silver-gilt thread
Physical Description
Man’s circular cloak of brown ribbed worsted, lined with brown worsted twill, with a 5½-inch (14 cm) cape [flat collar]. The cape, front edges, and lower edges of the centre back seam are embroidered with partially and fully wrapped silver and silver gilt filé and purl, couched in a pattern of large scrolling stems and abstract flowers and leaves. The neck is bound with ⅞-inch (2.1 cm) wide woven lace [braid] of brown silk and silver filé, with a frog and tassel on the right side and a loop on the left for fastening.
Dimensions
  • Neck to hem length: 108.0cm (approx)
Credit line
Given by Mr Peter Barker-Mill
Collection
Accession Number
T.62-1978

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record createdDecember 15, 1999
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