Crimson silk velvet short round cloak: 16th century
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Crimson silk velvet short round cloak. Its circular cloak is arranged with the lengths of velvet joined at the centre back, and open at the centre front with selvages folded under. Small semi-circular pieces are added on both sides to give the circular shape. The velvet is arranged with the pile running up and down alternately. The embroidery is worked onto the velvet. The original lining of light crimson silk taffeta has been cut away but a fragment remains beneath the short fringed braid. Present lining is a red and gold patterned silk, characteristic of early 17th century. The collar is a straight strip with a small piece cut out to shape it.
1560 AD - 1575 AD