- Museum number
A woman's embroidered shirt / chemise, mid-calf length with long sleeves. Made of natural cream tabby woven linen cloth; hand spun, hand woven and hand stitched. The full weaving width [37 cms] has been used centre front and back, together with four additional panels, creating an A-line shape. Shirt is waisted with one pleat near each lower front side. Very deep centre front neck opening, with stand-up collar: an extra rectangular flap stitched each side of opening. Long, straight sleeves set in at right angles. Geometric counted thread embroidery worked at the neck, on the collar, on the outer sleeves and at the hem, using pink and maroon wool yarns, and black wool yarn for outline. The embroidered neckline flaps have diamond patterning, worked mainly in red, but with some blue and green silk threads.
- Production date
- 1880 (circa (source: Eth Doc))
Length: 118 centimetres
Width: 140.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Curator's Comments for Eu1993,01.34.
For further information on this collection (Eu1993,01.1-85) and its donor, see Eu1993,01.1.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number