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Spider silk cap

Originally interpreted as a cap used for smothering widows so that they can serve their husbands in the next life. This spider web silk cap was intended for wear during...

Chiné silk shoe

These silk satin shoes are simply latchet tied with a lace, rather than being fastened with a fancy buckle. The original ties may have been made of a matching or...

Waistcoat

We know that this waistcoat was made in 1789. The design has been identified from a pattern book at the Victoria and Albert Museum. It is made of cream silk...

Evening mantle

This evening mantle was made in Japan around 1900 to 1910 specifically for the western market. It is made in white silk, the cut is based on a Chinese robe...

Bergère hat

This bergere hat is made of paper. It has a silk lining and ribbon. It is trimmed with lace. The bergere hat has a very shallow crown and wide brim....

Riding habit jacket

This ladies’ riding habit jacket is made in a wool and silk mix with a silk satin collar. The style suggests it dates from the mid eighteenth century. Riding habits...

Coffin cover

Originally a vestment worn by priests, this textile was saved during the Reformation in Exeter by changing its use to a coffin cover. It is made from silk, linen and...

Bonnet

Trimmed with real twigs, the flowers and leaves are probably made of silk. It has wide silk ribbons for tying the bonnet on under the chin. In some cases, they...

Shoe

These dark bronze shoes have red silk ruching along the vamp. The embroidery is in red silk tambour stitch. The slightly rounded square toe and no heel are typical of...

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