Thursday, February 04, 2010
I'm not sure how they know the date of this beaded basket, but the V & A dates it to 1659. Pretty darn incredible, eh? They have another nearly identical one in the collections and think this may have been a kit.
Honestly when I saw things like this in person, it literally took my breath away.
The Margaret Layton jacket is no longer on display. There is, however, a picture of it along with this jacket - in four pieces. What interested me about this one, was that this jacket made its way to the museum because the gov't accepted it in lieu of inheritance taxes.
It's nice to see that somewhere in the world are UFOs older than ours. This mirror frame dates from 1660-1680.