Embroidered Coif (Netherlands, 18th Century)

Embroidered cap from the Netherlands, c. 1750. Embroidered cap from the Netherlands, c. 1750. Courtesy Rijksmuseum Amsterdam acc. no. BK-NM-12189-B.

An eighteenth century coif made of yellow silk and decorated with floral patterns is housed in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. The coif was made in The Netherlands, sometime around 1750-1775. It measures 20 x 20 cm. The decoration is carried out in embroidery with multi-coloured silk and silver thread. The coif is lined with linen.

The (filling) stitches are worked through both layers of cloth. The motifs for each of the six plates that make up the coif are a carnation surrounded by pansies and forget-me-nots.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam online catalogue (retrieved 9 August 2016).


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