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Norwich Hemdrok Waistcoat
Fabric 1730s

This is quite a country made piece. It indicates how precious fabrics, in this case a Norwich wool damask, were reused until they were threadbare. It was probably re-made in the early 19th century.  Unusual colour. For a young man.


A waistcoat or hemdrok with round neck and straight hem, made from pieces of Norwich wool damask in pale celadon green, with huge flowes and leaves, the neck and arms edged with fine corded silk, large brass hooks and eyes clumsily attached to the front, lined with knapped cotton.

Length 19 in; 49 cm

Underarm 30 in; 77 cm.


The back has some fading, but the pieces were faded before it was made up into the waistcoat.



Aangekleed gaat uit  streekkleding en cultuur in Noord Holland ( regional clothing and culture in North Holland )p 37


Price: £600 | $650 | €670

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