About this object

  • ID:

    5009

  • Production date:

    1500-1599

  • Location:

    In Store

  • A woollen cap or coif with its earflaps cut off, from the 16th century. It was knitted in the round in stocking stitch on 4 or 5 needles, then fulled (washed, beaten and felted) and napped (raising and trimming the pile) to produce a stiff, hardwearing fabric. Knitted caps were worn by men in London's business and working communities in Tudor times. They were designed to be warm and waterproof. A range of styles and qualities were available to suit the taste and pocket of the customer. Knitted coifs were often worn underneath another knitted cap with a brim.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    L 300 mm; W 210 mm; C 585 mm

  • Materials

    wool

  • Last Updated

    2016-12-15

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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