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Child's knitted undershirt: 16th century

Child's knitted undershirt: 16th century
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

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Knitted woollen vest with short sleeves. The vest is of brown wool. This is a child's knitted wool vest and was found in Finsbury, London. Knitted shirts or vests are mentioned in a list of knitted items in an act of 1552 limiting the times of year that wool could be bought and sold. This vest 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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1501 AD - 1599 AD
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