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This ensemble, made of wool with silk twill, lined with cotton twill, embroidered with silver thread, illustrates the fashionable style of male clothing by the period 1700–5. The coat is worn quite short and has very wide skirts carefully pleated into the side seams. The sleeves are fairly tight with wide cuffs. Red was a fashionable colour for men, along with deep blue and more subdued shades of grey and brown. The small size of this outfit suggests it would have been worn by a boy. Once out of baby clothes, children wore miniature versions of adult fashions at this time. The back skirts of the coat were extensively repaired at a later date.

Museum no. T.327&A-1982

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Child's Noah's Ark Pattern Tote||EVAEX

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Event - Woven Stories: A History of Wool, Cotton, Linen and Silk 2015

Mon 28 September 2015–Mon 19 October 2015

10 WEEK SHORT COURSE: This course will present the stories behind the beautiful textiles displayed in the Museum and include medieval silks and Renaissance velvets, knitted wool, printed cottons, linen suits and merino wool base-layers, ancient Egyptians, merchant seamen, pickpockets, royalty and laundresses.

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