Man's shirt - ROM2012_12790_3

ROM2012_12790_3

Man's shirt

Medium:Linen tabby in tubular doubleweave
Geography: Perhaps made in Hamilton, Scotland and used in Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada
Date: 1800-1810
Dimensions:
115 x 67 cm
Object number: 982.244.1
Credit Line: GIFT OF MRS. DONALD. B. TAYLOR
Not on view
Description This shirt has been woven in a single piece, entirely without seams. With careful forthought and preparation of the loom, a skilled weave could produce  something approximating a fashionable shirt, including sleeves, collar and cuffs. Although it would require a lot of extra time and effort, making it impractical as a regular production item, it could serve as a presentation piece to showcase the weaver's skill and ingenuity.
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