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Unfinished pocket fronts, Hannah Haines, Great Britain; 1718 - 1720; silk embroidery on linen, sewn with linen thread.

Pocket fronts

Pocket fronts made in Britain by Haines, Hannah Linen, hand sewn with linen thread and embroidered with silk thread

Sew 18th Century: Pocket Research

Image: Pair of roughly triangular-shaped pockets with curved bottoms and tape ties attached to the flat top edges (one tape is attached at b.

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 #

Pockets, pair, embroidered  Interesting slits

Embroidered pockets that were tied around a women's waist to carry small objects. Most pockets were immaculately embroidered with beautiful colors.

Pair of Gloves The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 28.220.1, .2 United Kingdom, early 17. century Leather, silk and metal thread

Pair of Gloves The Metropolitan Museum of Art, United Kingdom, early century Leather, silk and metal thread

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England - Pair of pockets - Linen twill, hand sewn with linen thread and embroidered with wool, wool tape and linen tape

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