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Islamic shirt

This piece also belongs to the collection of Walter Massey, and is probably from 10-12th century Egypt. The shirt was made of linen and bordered with silk around the neck. The pattern was cut in one piece, without any shoulder seams, and was very close-fitted to the body, especially around the waist-line. The sleeves were made from the leftovers of the fabric, and then attached to the body of the shirt.


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Based on: Cut My Cote; Dorothy K.Burnham;The Royal Ontario Museum; 1973; MacKinnon-Moncur

Patterns of extant garments - Shirts and Chemises, part 1
Copyright Martina a Martin Hřibovi 2006