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Infant's cap

American
mid-18th century


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

14.2 x 13 cm (5 9/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

53.282

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with silk embroidery and linen bobbin lace

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Infant’s cap of fine white linen, cap crown fullness gathered into top of forehead band, band of Binche lace down center back of cap crown, band of English bobbin lace in center of upper forehead band, lower forehead band plain, both forehead bands edged with narrow Binche lace, seams hemstitched and trimmed with minute herringbone stitch worked with fine linen thread, a narrow linen tape drawstring in back of crown; many small brown spots.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates