Infant's cap

American
mid-18th century


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

17.2 x 14.5 cm (6 3/4 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.283

Medium or Technique

Linen with silk embroidery and linen Binche lace

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Infant’s cap of fine white linen, made all in one piece, except for addition of upper forehead band, in center back a short band of Binche lace, with fullness of crown gathered in semicircle at top of lace and gatheres embroidered into place, band of Binche lace in center of upper forehead band, edges trimmed with narrow Binche lace, seams hemstitched and trimmed with minute herringbone stitch worked with fine white linen thread.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates