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Hat

Date:
16th century
Culture:
British
Medium:
wool
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from Various Donors, 1929
Accession Number:
29.158.485
Not on view
These felted knit caps are typical of sixteenth-century headwear in England. Cap knitting was an important domestic industry, restricted to professional guilds and protected by law. One such law, the Statute of Apparel, passed in 1571, specifically stated that all English citizens above the age of six, except nobility, "had on Sabbath and Holydays to wear caps of wool manufactured in England."
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Curios and Treasures," August 15, 2000–April 29, 2001.

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