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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1600-1625 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen, embroidered with silver-gilt thread and silks

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This nightcap is an example of informal headwear for a wealthy man. Headwear was a significant part of dress in the 17th century, for reasons of both fashion and warmth, and although nightcaps were only worn around the home, they could be, like this example, very luxurious.

Physical description

Man`s cap, embroidered linen.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1600-1625 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Linen, embroidered with silver-gilt thread and silks

Descriptive line

Man`s cap, embroidered linen, Britain, 1575 - 1624.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

John Lea Nevinson, Catalogue of English Domestic Embroidery of the Sixteenth & Seventeenth Centuries, Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Textiles, London: HMSO, 1938, p.86, plate LXIV b 1

Subjects depicted

Foliation (pattern)


Hats & headwear; Textiles; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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