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from Gunnister, Northmavine, Shetland

Postcard of Stockings.
© National Museums Scotland


This pair of woollen knitted stockings, or long socks, was discovered on a man's body found at Gunnister in Northmavine in Shetland, in the late 17th century.

The stockings have been knitted in stocking stitch and include 'clocks' - woven or embroidered ornaments on the side of socks or stockings, rising up from the ankle.

When he died, the man was wearing a coat, jacket, shirt, breeches, cap and stockings. Some of his possessions were a wooden pail, a horn spoon and a knife handle which could possibly have been used for preparing and eating food.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-399-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NA 1043
Date: Late 17th century
Dimensions: 609 mm L
What: Stocking
Subject: Costume, etc. (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Shetland, Northmavine, Gunnister
Description: Pair of dark brown knitted stockings, worked with clocks, found at Gunnister, Shetland
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