About this object

  • ID:

    74.42/1

  • Production date:

    1500-1599

  • Location:

    In Store

  • A woollen split-brimmed cap with a front brim and a neckflap 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.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    W 273 mm (crown); W 89 mm (brim); W 38 mm (overbrim)

  • Materials

    wool

  • Last Updated

    2016-11-16

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • CREDIT

    Presented by the Master of the Armouries, HM Tower of London

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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