Infant's cap

American
early 19th century


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

16.7 x 14.6 cm (6 9/16 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

53.288

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with cotton embroidery, linen embroidered net insertion, and linen tape

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Infant’s cap of fine white linen, made of one piece, with center of cap crown and band up center back of bobbin lace, fullness of cap crown gathered and smocked into central roundel, the linen of cap divided into horizontal bands of varying width by lines of drawn work on linen bands, a variety of embroidered patterns including eyelets and dots, sprigs, and minute floral arrangement; minute linen tape drawstrings on face edge at top of forehead and in back.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates