Woman's close-fitting long sleeved jacket, front view: 17th century
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Woman's close-fitting long sleeved jacket, with centre-front fastening and a round neck. The body is cut with a fairly narrow back panel and two side-fronts. The shaping is achieved along the seam lines and centre-front opening and by the insertion of seven gussets along the lower edge. The fairly close-fitting sleeves are cut in two pieces and are shaped to fit around the elbow and they have slit openings at the wrists. The jacket is of linen embroidered with fine black wool in stem, speckling and blanket stitches.
1610 AD - 1620 AD