Knitted short sleeved woollen vest: 16th century

 
Knitted short sleeved woollen vest: 16th century
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

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Knitted short sleeved woollen vest. The wool is brown. Knitted shirts or vests are mentioned in a list of knitted items in an act of 1552, limiting the times that wool could be bought and sold. This child's knitted wool vest was found at Finsbury in London. This item is a rare survival of a knitted garment from this period. It is seamless, suggesting it was knitted on four needles, a very old technique.

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