Object Name: coif & forehead cloth
Place of Creation: England
Accession Number: 2003.62/2
Location on Display: Gallery of Costume - 1F - The Needle's Excellency
Credit: Manchester City Galleries
Linen, embroidered in green silk, silver thread and silver spangles;
Coif: one length of material shaped at each end, folded in half and seamed from edges half way to fold at top, hem at lower edge for drawstring; embroidered in circling stems enclosing leaves, flowers and fruit such as grapes, pears, pea pods, pomegranate, columbine (aqueligia) with 2 birds and 2 butterflies on each side; flowers, stems, etc. outlined in silver thread, filled in green silk; embroidery in chain stitch, satin stitch, back stitch, couching and various interlacing stitches.
Forehead cloth: triangular with small tabs at each end of long side, embroidered as coif.
Height: 24 cm
Width: 21 cm
Type: Forehead cloth