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Cape

English (London)
1920s
Liberty & Co. (English, founded 1875)


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

164.46 cm (64 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1986.233

Medium or Technique

Silk; Lampas

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Semi-circular, hooded cape of silk lampas. Light olive exotic, oriental floral design in meandering pattern on dark olive ground. Center front closes with black and brown silk braided loop and covered button. Black and brown silk floss tassels at tip of hood and under chin. Condition: excellent.

Provenance

Purchased by Ward Dick Kerlin, father of Catherine Kerlin Wilder (Mrs. Amos N. Wilder), in the 1920's. Amos Wilder is the brother of American playwright Thorton Wilder.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Amos N. Wilder