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Coif
(17th century)

Medium
silk, linen
Measurements
32.9 cm (outer circumference) 14.2 cm (height) 9.3 cm (width)
Place/s of Execution
Eastern Europe
Inscription
none
Accession Number
D7-1969
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1969
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
This coif or day cap is predominantly brown with raised decorative cream bouquets at the centre back and on either side of the two front sections. The edges feature white trims and are bordered with individual raised cream heart shapes that create a trim around the front of the coif, and the top edge of the back of the coif.