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Coif, c. 1600

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
23.5 x 41.9 cm (9 1/4 x 16 1/2 in.)

Restricted gift of the Textile Society, 2011.220

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