About this object

  • ID:

    5004

  • Production date:

    1500-1599

  • Location:

  • A woollen cap 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 254 mm (crown); CM 508 mm; W 51 mm (brim); W 38 mm (overbrim)

  • Materials

    wool

  • Last Updated

    2016-11-04

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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