Cap (Headgear)

16th century (made)
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Medieval & Renaissance, Room 62, The Foyle Foundation Gallery
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Place Of Origin

Cap for a man or woman of wool, handknit in the round and then fulled, in the split-brim style. It was originally red in colour, probably dyed with madder


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Wool; handknit, fulled
Brief Description
Cap for a man or woman, 1500s, English; handknit and fulled wool, originally red, split-brim style
Physical Description
Cap for a man or woman of wool, handknit in the round and then fulled, in the split-brim style. It was originally red in colour, probably dyed with madder
Dimensions
  • Crown diameter: 21.5cm (approx)
Object history
Found with eleven other caps in an old building in Worship Street, London. All twelve caps were acquired by the museum in 1901.
Bibliographic Reference
Jane Malcolm-Davies, KEME Research (Knitting in Early Modern Europe Research; https://kemeresearch.com/caps/5
Collection
Accession Number
1565-1901

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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