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Cartwheel RUFF NO.2

Neckpiece\/Collar made of cotton layered with hand dyed ruffles of nuanced shades of deep grey to pale pearl grey. Noir and muted neutral silk ribbon closure. Each piece will vary as they are one of a kind.

a little bit of RUFF history ...

A ruff is an item of clothing worn in Western Europe from the mid-sixteenth century to the mid-seventeenth century. The ruff which was worn by both men and women, evolved from the small fabric ruffle at the drawstring neck of the shirt or chemise. They served as changeable pieces of cloth that could themselves be laundered while keeping the wearer's doublet from becoming soiled at the neckline. The discovery of starch allowed ruffs to be made wider without losing their shape. Later ruffs were separate garments that could be washed, starched, and set into elaborate figure-of-eight folds by the use of heated cone-shaped goffering irons. At their most extreme, ruffs were a foot or more wide; the cartwheel ruff required a wire frame called a supportasse or underpropper to hold them at the fashionable angle.

Cartwheel RUFF NO.2


  • Materials: cotton, silk
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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