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  Gieneke Arnolli, Altijd is Kortjakje. Bijzondere Noord-Nederlandse geborduurde jakken uit de 17de en 18de eeuw (unusual 17th and 18th-century embroidered jackets from the Northern Netherlands), in: Kostuum, 2004, pp. 31-36, text in Dutch, summary in English on p. 83, illustrated in colour and black and white.

Jacket, collection Fries Museum, Leeuwarden,
1690-1730, Foto Johan van der Veer

Jacket, collection Fries Museum, Leeuwarden,
around 1700, Foto Johan van der Veer



  A discussion of two very similar jackets, one cotton, the other a mixture of cotton and linen, in the collection of the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden. Both are embroidered in similar ways in red silk. They can be dated between 1690 and 1730. Also considered are two jackets in the Groninger Museum in Groningen, one of yellow satin embroidered in yellow silk in a manner very similar to a cot quilt of c. 1690-1700, the other of white linen, which is quilted and embroidered with coloured flowers in relief.

Unluckily no portraits are known of women wearing such jackets (unlike in England), so they must be presumed to have been for informal wear. (Abstract sent by Pat Griffiths)

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