Sunday, 26 April 2009

Blackwork head covering from a Dutch painting of 1697

I was very taken by the resemblance in design of this blackwork head covering of 1697 to the earlier English blackwork coifs and gentleman's night cap which will appear in our next book by Mary Brooks. Were these Dutch head coverings inspired by the English - or vice versa? What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Dear Jacqueline,

    I did a google of "blackwork head coverings Dutch" and came up with this website:

    Interesting information...