Hat, knitted with a bulb of red silk with diamond-shaped geometric ornaments of gold thread and a curled edge of plain red silk, Anonymous, c. 1600 - c. 1699 Rijksmuseum

Hat, knitted with a bulb of red silk with diamond-shaped geometric ornaments of gold thread and a curled edge of plain red silk, Anonymous, c. 1600 - c. 1699 Rijksmuseum

An Isca Morris tradition: Monmouth Caps: "The history of Monmouth Caps and other associated Phrygian and Coptic knitted caps is fascinating. Archaeologists at Caerleon, the Roman fortress of Isca, recently excavated two large tomb finials in the shape of heads. Dating from the third century, both are carved in the local pink sandstone, and both wear typical Phrygian caps."

An Isca Morris tradition: Monmouth Caps: "The history of Monmouth Caps and other associated Phrygian and Coptic knitted caps is fascinating. Archaeologists at Caerleon, the Roman fortress of Isca, recently excavated two large tomb finials in the shape of heads. Dating from the third century, both are carved in the local pink sandstone, and both wear typical Phrygian caps."

Hat    Date: 16th century  Culture: British    Medium: wool    Dimensions:  Diameter: 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)

Hat Date: 16th century Culture: British Medium: wool Dimensions: Diameter: 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)

Cuffia (coif) 1500

Cuffia (coif) 1500

Place of origin: England, Great Britain (made) Date: 1590-1670 (made) Materials and Techniques:Felted beaver furHat

Hat

Place of origin: England, Great Britain (made) Date: 1590-1670 (made) Materials and Techniques:Felted beaver furHat

Man's dark brown, woollen, knitted cap. There are silk ribbons which can be seen sewn to the brim. Some caps of this style, were trimmed with ribbons to imitate more expensive versions in silk. Wealthy Londoners wore headgear influenced by European fashions, and the bonnets from Milan, ornamented with ostrich feather plumes, aglets, metal tags and brooches were much in vogue. This man's wool cap has been knitted in the round in stocking stitch. Short lengths of plain-weave silk ribbon have…

Man's dark brown, woollen, knitted cap. There are silk ribbons which can be seen sewn to the brim. Some caps of this style, were trimmed with ribbons to imitate more expensive versions in silk. Wealthy Londoners wore headgear influenced by European fashions, and the bonnets from Milan, ornamented with ostrich feather plumes, aglets, metal tags and brooches were much in vogue. This man's wool cap has been knitted in the round in stocking stitch. Short lengths of plain-weave silk ribbon have…

SMALL DRAWSTRING KNIT PURSE, LATE 1500s Striped silk knit bands in light green, dark green, coral, ivory, metallic silver & gold, center w/ wide dark green band & gold inter-twined strands, pierced silver ball at purse bottom, double pink & cream silk drawstring cords at top, looped cords below gilt balls on drawstrings, 4.5" x 3.5"

SMALL DRAWSTRING KNIT PURSE, LATE 1500s Striped silk knit bands in light green, dark green, coral, ivory, metallic silver & gold, center w/ wide dark green band & gold inter-twined strands, pierced silver ball at purse bottom, double pink & cream silk drawstring cords at top, looped cords below gilt balls on drawstrings, 4.5" x 3.5"

Knitted cap German National Museum

Knitted cap German National Museum

Knitted & felted wool cap; head-shaped cap.    lined with coarser knit lining.  exterior: 9 stitches per inch  lining: 7.5 stitches per inch  dyed after construction.

Knitted & felted wool cap; head-shaped cap. lined with coarser knit lining. exterior: 9 stitches per inch lining: 7.5 stitches per inch dyed after construction.

Wollen mutsen van Nederlandse walvisvaarders, anoniem, ca. 1700 - ca. 1800

Wollen mutsen van Nederlandse walvisvaarders, anoniem, ca. 1700 - ca. 1800

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