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Mules

Date:
first quarter 17th century
Culture:
British
Medium:
linen, silk, metallic, leather
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, by exchange, 1929
Accession Number:
29.23.11
Not on view

By the sixteenth century, embroidery had become a highly developed art form in England and on the Continent. The proliferation of printed materials, particularly books of embroidery designs, provided a wealth of motifs for both the amateur and professional embroiderer. The superb workmanship found in this early seventeenth-century mule suggests professional design and manufacture.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Curios and Treasures," August 15, 2000–April 29, 2001.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Fashion and History: A Dialogue," December 7, 1992–March 21, 1993.

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