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Jacket part (1)

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The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

This panel was probably intended to form part of a woman’s jacket. The triangular piece of fabric, called a gore, inserted into the lower edge, suggests it served as one of the jacket fronts. It is embroidered in a repeating pattern of strawberries in shades of pink and red. The silver-gilt thread is worked mainly in plaited braid stitch and the silks in detached button-hole stitch. Such vibrantly embellished jackets were a popular style in English women’s fashions of the late 16th and early 17th centuries.

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  • Title: Jacket part (1)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1620/1640
  • Location: England
  • Medium: Linen embroidered with coloured silk, silver and silver-gilt thread

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