Extant Men's/Boy's Shirts (Camicie)

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Museo del Tessuto, Prato

c1560 - 1580


"Boy's white linen shirt, with tapered sleeves and a neck ruffle. The shirt is embroidered with tiny floral motifs in rich crimson silk."

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"There is a visible bulge at the top of the neckband, where all the gathers of the neck ruffle are encased inside the neckband. There is one eyelet hole at the top of the neckband and another at the bottom, for bandstrings."

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