Aleksandra Kaleta

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Although a few finely worked linen hoods survive in museum collections, they are very rarely seen in portraits of the late 16th and early 17th century. It is possible that they were outdoor and/or middle-class accessories and therefore seldom appear in Tudor and Jacobean portraiture which emphasises the formal dress of the aristocracy. This hood is very modestly adorned with insertion work (bobbin lace worked between two pieces of linen) and a bobbin lace edging,

Hood Place of origin: England, Great Britain (made) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Linen; hand-sewn with hand-made bobbin lace Credit Line: Given by Lord Cowdray Museum number: Gallery location: In Storage