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from Gunnister, Northmavine, Shetland

Gloves
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This pair of woollen knitted gauntlet gloves was discovered on a man's body found at Gunnister in Northmavine in Shetland, in the late 17th century.

The gloves have been knitted mainly in a stocking stitch pattern, one row plain, one row purl. There are a few rows of garter stitch (all plain rows) on the cuff to create a pattern.

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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