Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Rare Chance to See Embroidered Jacket in USA

Embroidered bodice c.1610.  Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

There is a new exhibit that just opened on Friday at Jamestown in Virginia called "Tenacity".  It converts the role of women in the Jamestown Settlement and that time frame.

One of the amazing artifacts that they are exhibiting as part of the year long event is one of the nearly two dozen surviving embroidered jackets of the early 1600s!!  It is one that I haven't had the opportunity to see in person yet (you bet I am heading down there!) and is from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.  They have a nice blog posting with some very close up views of the embroidery.

This is a rare chance and so if you happen to be near Virginia in the next year - make sure to go see it!

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