Knitted woollen vest with short sleeves made of brown wool. Knitted shirts or vests are mentioned in a list of knitted items in an act of 1552 limiting the times of year that wool could be bought and sold. This child's knitted wool vest was found at Finsbury in London. This vest is a rare survival of a knitted garment from this period. It is seamless, suggesting it was knitted on four needles, a very old technique. Date: 1501 AD - 1599 AD
Pair of gloves | museum no. 437 | Spanish, 16th c | These gloves were hand-knitted in stocking stitch from red silk and yellow silk wrapped with silver strip. They were made for a bishop and are decorated with religious symbols. These include a cross surmounting a heart, a shepherd's crook or bishop’s crozier to the left, and a reliquary to the right. The cuffs are patterned with geometric designs and a Greek wave motif appears on the fingers and wrist.
Pair of knitted gloves | Spain | probably 16th century | Silk and silver metallic thread knit, metallic fringe trim; silk and metallic ribbon lining (later addition) | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston | Accession #: 38.1252a-b
Child's Sock - cotton; Egypt, probably the city of Fustat, near Cairo (Rutt, Tissus d'Égypte);Muslim period, exact date uncertain. Possibly 11-12th C. Fatimid; or 12-13th C. Ayyubid; or 13-15th C. Mamluk (Bellinger, Rutt, Tissus d'Égypte);The Textile Museum, Washington DC; Accession number 73.700