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Nightcap

ca. 1600 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Man's unfinished nightcap of very fine linen embroidered with black silk. It is made ofa pieced rectangle, 1 side straight and turned up to form the brim, the other side cut in 4 triangular shapes. The cap is embroidered in speckling and stem stitches in a pattern of flowers, birds and insects.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen, silk; hand-woven, hand-embroidered
Brief Description
Man's unfinished nightcap of blackwork, 1600c, English
Physical Description
Man's unfinished nightcap of very fine linen embroidered with black silk. It is made ofa pieced rectangle, 1 side straight and turned up to form the brim, the other side cut in 4 triangular shapes. The cap is embroidered in speckling and stem stitches in a pattern of flowers, birds and insects.
Dimensions
  • Length: 54.5cm (approx)
  • Width: 19.0cm (approx)
Collection
Accession Number
T.9-1950

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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