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Coif

A work made of linen(?), plain weave; embroidered with silk floss and gilt and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped thread in detached buttonhole, buttonhole filling, stem, chain, ladder, threaded back (italian link), holllie, and ceylon variation stitches; plaited braid.
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  • A work made of linen(?), plain weave; embroidered with silk floss and gilt and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped thread in detached buttonhole, buttonhole filling, stem, chain, ladder, threaded back (italian link), holllie, and ceylon variation stitches; plaited braid.

Date:

c. 1600

Artist:

England

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Title

Coif

Origin

England

Date

1590–1610

Medium

Linen(?), plain weave; embroidered with silk floss and gilt and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped thread in detached buttonhole, buttonhole filling, stem, chain, ladder, threaded back (Italian link), Holllie, and Ceylon variation stitches; plaited braid

Dimensions

23.5 × 41.9 cm (9 1/4 × 16 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Textile Society

Reference Number

2011.220

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