16th - Early 17th
shift...115 x 133 cm.....of linen cloth with seams and
hems embroidered with light green silk; the wide sleeves
have been removed. The square neck opening is
embellished with free-standing points of silk and gold
lace and a border with a floral trail embroidered in
gold and colours.
The embroidery is of
gold thread and coloured silks in couched work and satin
This is a rare example
of the embroidered personal linen which was prominently
displayed in Renaissance dress. The cut of this garment,
though not the embroidery, is related to an example in
the Museo del Tessuto, Prato."