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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1625-1649 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered silk in silver thread, metal bobbin lace

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr C. D. Pott

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    British Galleries, Room 56, The Djanogly Gallery, case 2

Physical description

Military sash of embroidered red silk in silver thread in double-sided satin stitch. Edged with a narrow metal bobbin lace. Decorated with an all-over design of closely-packed scrolls and simple leaf shapes. Divided into border and central areas by a pair of parallel lines, and containing the same scrolling pattern. The central area is further divided, at each end, by two pairs of parallel lines, to form two compartments, in one of which the design is worked on a slightly larger scale. The edge is lightly scalloped and decorated with loops of silver thread.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1625-1649 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Embroidered silk in silver thread, metal bobbin lace


Length: 125 in, Length: 217 cm, Width: 18.75 in, Width: 47.5 cm

Descriptive line

Military sash of embroidered silk in silver thread and metal bobbin lace, England, 1625-1649

Labels and date

Silk decorated with double-sided embroidery in silver thread. Edged with narrow metal bobbin lace.
ENGLISH; second quarter 17th century

The sash matches other English sashes in size and in the arrangement of the decoration but the density of the pattern and angularity of the floral stems suggest the influence of non-European textiles, perhaps Turkish silks, although the technique is purely Western. [after 1967]


Silk; Silver


Embroidery; Lace making


Textiles; Embroidery; Lace; Clothing; Accessories; Military; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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