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Gloves, early 19th C Spanish. Met museum

Woman's Spanish leather gloves, early c., showing thumb construction and sides of fingers.

19th Century Early. Silk Mitts with floral embroidery. via suzilove.com and Metropolitan Museum New York City, U.S.A. metmuseum.org

19th Century Early. Silk Mitts with floral embroidery. via suzilove.com and Metropolitan Museum New York City, U.S.A. metmuseum.org

Pair of women's gloves. European, Early 19th century. MFA Boston

Pair of women's gloves Early century Blue leather trimmed with brown and white leather strips between triple rows of white silk chain stitching. Cuff of brown and white leather triangles. White button at closure.

Pair of women's kid gloves. Spanish, 1810–30. MFA Boston.

White kid printed in black: soldier and woman about to embrace, inscription "VENCI MI AUSENCIA VUELVO A VERTE SOY FELIZ"; Punched floral motif border and pinked edge.

Throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries pockets were not attached to women's and girls' clothing. One or two pockets would have strings attached and would be tied on to the waist before the gown was put on. Gowns had slits in the side for access to pockets. Even a beautifully embroidered pocket such as the one depicted here, was not meant to be seen, as it sometimes contained personal or valuable items.

Embroidered pocket creator Unidentified date width height process/materials wool, linen item type Art/Decorative Arts - Textiles accession #

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