[HNW] Coif question
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Wed Apr 1 16:31:47 PDT 2009
The Metropolitan Museum of Art had a blackwork coif with a couple of
features that I was not familiar with.
At the bottom, a linen cord is used to make loops. There are two
drawstrings, each of which starts at the bottom front edge and goes
around the back of the bottom edge through the loops, coming out at
the other side front. Thus, the bottom is entirely adjustable.
On the top rear, there is an black oval gathering. It appears to be
an edge that has had buttonhole stitch done along the edge, then
gathered, and stitched again more deeply, about 1/8 inch apart and
just a bit more deep.
I'm wondering if there are others like this.
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