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Reconstructions

During the five-year project, we engage with several major historical reconstruction projects in collaboration with craft experts, including The School of Historic Dress, skilled volunteer knitters and postgraduate students of Aalto University.

Reconstructions:

  • Seventeenth-century artisan male doublet made of mock-velvet, belonging to the Florentine water seller named Francesco Ristori, recorded in his post-mortem inventory of 1631.
  • Knitted woollen and silk stockings, based on both early modern written instructions as well as extant objects as sources.
  • Digital animation visualising how early modern male doublet was made and worn on the body.