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A woman's fine linen smock of the period 1620-1640. Women's smocks were always made with triangular gores in either side and the high neck and long sleeves of this example, trimmed and inset with bobbin lace arranged in a distinctive diagonal pattern, were clearly meant to be seen when the wearer was fully dressed. The lace insertions are of the same design, but two different qualities, one finer than the other. and five different patterns of lace are included.

Smock

Woman's smock made of linen with insertions of bobbin lace in the sleeves and body of the garment, England, Museum Number

Tang Dynasty. Blue gauze robe. The technology of gauze production was complicated; it is likely why this textile is only rarely found in excavations of the tombs dating from the Wei to the Tang Dynasties. This fabric was particularly suitable for outer clothing or robes. Patterned gauze materials made into more formal costumes have been unearthed from a depository at the Famen Temple. Still, this is a rare example among extant robes of thin gauze in good condition. China National Silk…

Tang Dynasty. Blue gauze robe. The technology of gauze production was complicated; it is likely why this textile is only rarely found in excavations of the tombs dating from the Wei to the Tang Dynasties. This fabric was particularly suitable for outer clothing or robes. Patterned gauze materials made into more formal costumes have been unearthed from a depository at the Famen Temple. Still, this is a rare example among extant robes of thin gauze in good condition. China National Silk…

Smock | England | 1620-1640

Smock

A woman’s fine linen smock of the early century is trimmed and inset with bobbin lace arranged in a distinctive diagonal pattern. The lace insertions are of the same design, but two different qualities, one finer than the other.

Persian-Style Riding Coat  443–637 Plain weave in blue-green sheep’s wool and cashmere; applied borders in tablet weave of polychrome wool and undyed linen;patchesof fabric in plain weave of undyedlinen to reinforce armpits and hemline  Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin—Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst, Berlin(9695)  http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/view?exhibitionId={60853040-AE7E-4162-8FA7-525505D6B633}=70021242=4=60=185=*

Persian-style Riding Coat AD, the bizantines used a riding coat of persian origin known as scaramangion with front opening and mid-tight long, then it became longer for the emperors.

Linen mass-tunic, dated 1620.  The sleeves have openwork embroidery bands in whitework, with a band of  originally red, silk embroidery between them, and a similar red band around the hem. Arm and neck holes are decorated with narrow red and white bobbin lace in linen and silk. 140cm long. From Torpa Castle's chapel, Västergötland, Sweden. Liljevalchs-katalogen 330.

Linen mass-tunic, dated 1620. The sleeves have openwork embroidery bands in whitework, with a band of originally red, silk embroidery between them, and a similar red band around the hem. Arm and neck holes are decorated with narrow red and white bobbin lace in linen and silk. 140cm long. From Torpa Castle's chapel, Västergötland, Sweden. Liljevalchs-katalogen 330.

Chemise worn by Louis XVII, Louis Charles de France, Duke of Normandy, (1785–1795)

Circa 1790 - 1792 Chemise worn by Louis XVII, Louis Charles de France © Eric Emo / Galliera / Roger-Viollet

Blouse (image 5) | Italian | late 16th century | silk, linen, metal thread | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 41.64

Blouse Date: late century Culture: Italian Medium: silk, linen, metal thread Dimensions: Length: 46 in. cm) Width: 62 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edwin O. Holter (Sarah Sage), 1941 Accession Number: At the Met Museum.

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