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Shoulder cape

Chinese (for the Western market)
About 1854


Object Place: Spain or Peru

Dimensions

82 cm (32 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.826

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Silk-embroidered ivory silk taffeta. Triangular shape, bordered on two short sides with knotted fringe; near long side, a tapered band of same taffeta sewn to cape along one edge, its other edge, scalloped and fringed, hangs free. Garlands of blossoms with heatshaped petals and pointed leaves, embroidered in satin and stem stitch, decorate the edges and scalloped band. Condition good. Worn in Peru by Mrs. Cecil Caverly, of Lowell.

Provenance

Worn in Peru by Mrs. Cecil Caverly of Lowell.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ruth Burke