About this object

  • ID:

    A6337

  • Production date:

    1500-1599

  • Location:

  • Earflap or cheekpiece knitted in stocking stitch in very dark brown wool, part of a 16th century knitted cap. One of four (A6335-A6338) ear flaps from caps.The yarn diameter is 1.2-1.3 mm (too degraded and dirty to tell ply and spin). Tubular knitting with decreasing stitches starting at bottom of widest point to narrowest point. Cut edge at narrow end, heavily fulled so it does not fray. 189 stitch holes at widest end of earflap. 0.4 mm diameter linen thread still in place. 8 stitches per inch.10 rows per inch. The ground yarn is the same colour as the remaining pile, suggesting it was yarn-dyed or is the natural wool colour. Width 6 7/8 inches; length 5 inches. The top edge of the earpiece has been cut, probably to remove it from its original cap.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    L 175 mm; W 127 mm

  • Materials

    wool; linen

  • Last Updated

    2017-08-07

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • CREDIT

    Seymour Lucas Collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

  • Related place

    Islington (found)

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