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The Dress from the Palmwood wreck

One of the top pieces in the collection at Museum Kaap Skil is a seventeenth century dress of royal allure, surfaced from the bottom of the Wadden Sea. The precious garment has remained practically intact despite a stay of almost four centuries on the sea floor. The Dress will be on display in a new, spectacular exhibition from July 2022 onwards.


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The Cup from the Palmwood wreck

A gilt silver cup, surfaced from a 17th century ship wreck laying on the bottom of the Wadden Sea. Personal belongings from the richest years of the Golden Era were found in this so-called Palmwood wreck. The cup is currently being examined, after which it will be displayed again at Kaap Skil. 


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The Wezenputten (orphanage wells) money chest

A metal money chest 72 x 38,5 x 42 cm. It is the chest in which the proceeds from selling ferrous (containing lots of iron) water were kept. That water was sold to sailing vessels anchored on the Roads of Texel.


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Oriental kaftan

The oriental kaftan, found in a seventeenth-century shipwreck that lies on the bottom of the Wadden Sea. Hundreds of unique objects have been found in this so-called Palmwood wreck, including an extremely unusual collection of textile. This wardrobe contains mostly western clothing; however, scientists from the School of Historical Dress in London have identified this garment as an oriental kaftan.


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Lahore carpet

Thirteen fragments of an oriental carpet, surfaced from a seventeenth-century shipwreck that lies on the bottom of the Wadden Sea. Among other things, you see illustrations of animals and flowers on the remnants. Scientists hink that the carpet was fabricated in the north of India, in the region of Lahore.


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