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Coif (England), late 16th century

This is a Coif. It is dated late 16th century and we acquired it in 1962. Its medium is linen, metal-wrapped silk-core threads, metal strip, metal spangles and its technique is embroidered in chain and satin stitches; withdrawn element work with overcasting and looping stitches; cut work with needle lace fillings; metallic threads worked in detached looping; spangles secured by a loop of linen thread wrapped with a short strip o. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf (American, 1887–1961). It is credited Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 24.4 x 47 cm (9 5/8 x 18 1/2 in.)

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Coif (England), late 16th century; linen, metal-wrapped silk-core threads, metal strip, metal spangles; H x W: 24.4 x 47 cm (9 5/8 x 18 1/2 in.); Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf; 1962-53-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance.

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