Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Gilt & Silver * Exhibition @ The Burrell Collection

If you pop along to the Burrell Collection in Glasgow now, you are sure of a wonderful surprise - you'll be able to see this fabulous early 17th century embroidered jacket with many other embroidered items.

The exhibition is showcasing early 17th century costume and one of the other highlights is an extremely rare crimson silk satin petticoat embroidered with a variety of flowers and birds that will be displayed full-length for the first time. Dating from about 1610-1620, its provenance suggests that it may have belonged to Anne of Denmark, the wife of James VI and I.

Other favourites returning to display after conservation work are an embroidered woman’s waistcoat together with coifs, nightcaps and sweet bags. New interpretation includes a specially commissioned film looking at how these garments were created and worn.

The clip below will show you more of the jacket and the petticoat.


  1. Very interesting. I am fascinated by the clothing from so long ago. Just amazing. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Ah The Burrell Collection. Such a long time since I was last there, but such a wonderfully breathtaking collection.