Embroidered pelerine

Indian or American
About 1834


53 x 87 cm (20 7/8 x 34 1/4 in.) Measured as worn on body for storage on hanger.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton with cotton embroidery

Not On View


Americas, Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White muslin worked with white thread and laid-work. Cut with short points around the neck and very deep points at the bottom; these are sewed back onto the cape. A shaped piece with the edge cut in blocks is sewed to the bottom of the cape. The design consists of groups of flowers and separate flowers.

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Catharine Langdon Rogers and Clara Bates Rogers