Embroidered pelerine

Indian or American
About 1834


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

14.883

Medium or Technique

Cotton with cotton embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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