Woman's hood

Plum-colored quilted silk hood, red silk ribbon chin ties and bows at top and back, padded flap around neck, brown glazed wool lining, three parallel casings starting around face with drawstrings inside along top, three thin white stripes in selvedge of plum-color silk (visible on inside front edge)


Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

Woman's hood

  • Pumkin hood
  • American, late 18th to early 19th century
Place of Use
Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Manufacture
Massachusetts, United States
Overall (measured flat on side): 35.6 x 30.5 cm (14 x 12 in.) Other (ties): 3.8 x 33 cm (1 1/2 x 13 in.)
Medium or Technique
Plain weave silk quilted, plain weave wool lining
Accession Number
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