Not currently on display at the V&A

Cap

16th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Cap for a man or woman of wool, hand-knitted in the round in stocking stitch and then fulled, with a single, doubled brim at the back.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Cap (Headgear)
  • Cap (Headgear)
Materials and Techniques
Wool; hand-knit, fulled
Brief Description
Man's or woman's wool cap, 1500s, English; hand-knitted, single brim style
Physical Description
Cap for a man or woman of wool, hand-knitted in the round in stocking stitch and then fulled, with a single, doubled brim at the back.
Dimensions
  • Crown diameter: 25.0cm (approx)
Credit line
Given by Mrs E Piper
Object history
The husband of the donor, Mrs E Piper, excavated the cap with three others from archaeological digs in Fenland, Cambridgeshire and Finsbury, London in the early 20th century.
Collection
Accession Number
T.189-1958

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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