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  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1650 - 1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen, linen thread; hand-woven, hand-embroidered, hand-sewn, bobbin and needle lace

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The smock is made of three weights of linen, the finest on the neck and sleeves, a coarser linen for the body and one side gore of the coarsest. The smock has a wide square neckline, long full sleeves ending in cuffs. There are no fastenings at the neck and a thread button and buttonhole on each cuff. The neck is edged with linen bobbin lace. The shoulders edged with a narrow border of drawn-and-pulled-thread work. The sleeves are made up of horizontal bands of needle lace insertions and drawn-and-pulled-thread work. The cuffs are embroidered with white linen thread and edged with bobbin lace.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


1650 - 1700 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Linen, linen thread; hand-woven, hand-embroidered, hand-sewn, bobbin and needle lace


Length: 86.6 cm Neck edge to hem approx, Width: 162.0 cm with sleeves outstretched approx

Descriptive line

F, 1650-1700, Italian; Linen, drawn & pulled thread work, bobbin and needle lace insertions and edgings.


Linen (material); Material; Linen thread


Hand weaving; Hand sewing; Hand embroidery; Bobbin lace making; Needle lace making


Women's clothes; Underwear; Embroidery; Lace

Production Type



Textiles and Fashion Collection

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