French Hemp Chemise
A very old, fragile hemp chemise from the late 19th century. I found all of these shirts in France - they are all from one house and probably used as night shirts by the staff. Each one has lots of mends, small holes or weak areas - and would be perfect for slow stitch mending. These are not in great condition but they have been washed and are a beautiful example of 19th century French cloth.
More to come once we return to France!