The Textile Conservation Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art now has a Pintrest Page where they display items from their collection.  Each board examines an individual item, showing numerous angles and details in high resolution.

This week, I encourage you to check out their board for a pair of Elizabethan gloves from around 1600.  The leather gloves feature bobbin lace between the hand and the cuff, and have cuffs embroidered with silk and metal threads, sead pearls and small beads over a paper backing.

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My favorite image is of the unrelated embroidery pattern printed on the paper backing.

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Check out their Pintrest Page for all the fabulous details!