Child's cap

Chinese
Qing dynasty
late 19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Overall: 13.2 x 22.7cm (5 3/16 x 8 15/16in.) Other (Circumference): 45.4cm (17 7/8in.)

Accession Number

10.56

Medium or Technique

Silk/cotton? and bronze-colored paper ornament embroidery, and stone or glass ball

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Child’s cap composed of bands of embroidery: two bands are canvas solidly worked with a design is of diamonds and flowers; the other bands are of black cotton or poor silk embroidered with flowers. The colors are pink, cream color, brown, light green, white, and blues. On the top is a knob of bronzed paper surrounded with petal-like pieces of various colored damasks.

Provenance

Gift from Louis H. Farlow to the MFA, March 3, 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Louis H. Farlow