About this object

  • ID:

    A13833

  • Production date:

    Tudor; mid 16th century

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: Medieval London: Daily Life and the Thames: Fashion

  • In the earlier medieval period people wore cloth hose or leg coverings. It was only during the reign of Henry VIII that knitted stockings started to appear in England. These were either in wool or silk but would have been relatively rare. This skilfully knitted silk stocking-foot is the only example of its kind in England. A highly fashionable garment, it was probably imported from Italy or Spain. It may have been sold in one of the luxury drapery shops in Cheapside.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    L (foot) 225 mm; W (foot) 70 mm; H (heel to top) 130 mm; H (foot) 75 mm

  • Materials

    silk

  • Last Updated

    2017-07-13

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

  • Related place

    Islington

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