Cotton cap

19th century

Object Place: United States


22 x 18 cm (8 11/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton mull with cotton embroidery

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Sheer white cotton cap, roughly circular wreath of eyelets and minute leaves in center of cap crown and arranged in straight line on forehead piece, edge of forehead piece in design of concentric lozenges, center ones being in shadow work, lozenges, center ones being in shadow work, lozenges forming pointed edge, band of brocade ribbon in red, blue, green, gray, and black and alternating blocks of color and flowers around edge of crown.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ward Thoron