Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Deliberately Concealed Garment

During the reformation someone went to the trouble of hiding a blue wool-felted hat made around 1350 in a cavity in a church in Little Sampford Church, Essex, UK. It was conserved in 1979 and is now displayed in a museum in Saffron Walden, Essex.
When I saw a picture of it I could hardly beleive how modern it looked with a rounded crown and flat brim all made in one piece. You too can see a picture and read more about it at http://search.concealedgarments.org/results.jsp?view=details&pos=2&id=1553
thanks to Karen Larsdatter for pointing me in this direction.

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