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This lovely tunic fragment features an intact neck flap with a button closure; both the button and the loop are made of undyed linen. The fine linen ground is embellished with alternating clusters of thick and thin self-bands (ornamental bands of multiple, undyed weft threads)

This lovely tunic fragment features an intact neck flap with a button closure; both the button and the loop are made of undyed linen. The fine linen ground is embellished with alternating clusters of thick and thin self-bands (ornamental bands of multiple, undyed weft threads)

This lovely tunic fragment features an intact neck flap with a button closure; both the button and the loop are made of undyed linen. The fine linen ground is embellished with alternating clusters of thick and thin self-bands (ornamental bands of multiple, undyed weft threads)

This lovely tunic fragment features an intact neck flap with a button closure; both the button and the loop are made of undyed linen. The fine linen ground is embellished with alternating clusters of thick and thin self-bands (ornamental bands of multiple, undyed weft threads)

This lovely tunic fragment features an intact neck flap with a button closure; both the button and the loop are made of undyed linen. The fine linen ground is embellished with alternating clusters of thick and thin self-bands (ornamental bands of multiple, undyed weft threads)

This lovely tunic fragment features an intact neck flap with a button closure; both the button and the loop are made of undyed linen. The fine linen ground is embellished with alternating clusters of thick and thin self-bands (ornamental bands of multiple, undyed weft threads)

16th Century Illustration  I love how this is super simple with just the trim at neck and on the neckline...I also love the chemise. Perhaps the black and gold gown could be similar to this?

16th Century Illustration I love how this is super simple with just the trim at neck and on the neckline...I also love the chemise. Perhaps the black and gold gown could be similar to this?

Lengberg Castle brassiere, it works (perhaps as a corset protector?)

Lengberg Castle brassiere, it works!

Met exhibit fortuny inspiration abtiwuevtextiles

Met exhibit fortuny inspiration abtiwuevtextiles

Original habit worn by St. Francis found in Cortona, Italy.  In their pride the demons take flight at the sight of the sublime v...

Original habit worn by St. Francis found in Cortona, Italy. In their pride the demons take flight at the sight of the sublime v...

Doublet Date: 1600 Culture: European, Eastern Medium: silk Dimensions: Height: 22 in. (55.9 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Bashford Dean, 1923 Accession Number: 23.30.3

Doublet Date: 1600 Culture: European, Eastern Medium: silk Dimensions: Height: 22 in. (55.9 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Bashford Dean, 1923 Accession Number: 23.30.3

This rare and important 8th-century silk tunic with Arab inscription originating from Sogdiana, Central Asia

This rare and important 8th-century silk tunic with Arab inscription originating from Sogdiana, Central Asia

Chasuble (outermost liturgical vestment worn by clergy)  Date: fourth quarter 15th century Culture: Italian   Medium: silk, metal   Dimensions: Length at CB: 47 in. (119.4 cm)

Chasuble (outermost liturgical vestment worn by clergy) Date: fourth quarter 15th century Culture: Italian Medium: silk, metal Dimensions: Length at CB: 47 in. (119.4 cm)

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