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1600-1630 satin sleeves (2003.67/2)

Object Name: sleeves

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom
Date: 1600-1625

Accession Number: 2003.67/2
Location on Display: Gallery of Costume - 1F - The Needle's Excellency
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • embroidering

Pair of cream silk satin sleeves with applied raised work embroidery in gold thread and coloured silks, cut in two sections, top edge bound. Elbow length shaped in two separate sections, ends shaped and slit to form falling cuff, edged with silver gilt bobbin lace embroidery worked on linen, of flowers (pansies, Tudor roses), and fruit in circling vine stems, in chain, braid, plaited braid and laid stitches, cut and applied to silk background. Conserved 2004


Type: Sleeves
Height: 38.1 cms