Extant Drawers - Brache or Calze



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3. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

c1600, Italian

Note: These are marked as being "possibly for a man".

"Linen drawers embroidered with polychrome and metal threads.



Detail of the embroidery. Some of the couched metal thread is missing, so you can see where the design was drawn out on brown ink."


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For more information, more detail shots, and a pattern, see:
Janet Arnold, Patterns of Fashion 4. Macmillan, London, 2008.
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