Woman's hood

American
late 18th century to early 19th century


Object Place: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: probably Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: China (silk lining)

Dimensions

Overall: 57.2 x 41.9cm (22 1/2 x 16 1/2in.) Other (Collar): 11.4cm (4 1/2in.)

Accession Number

99.664.75

Medium or Technique

Plain weave worsted wool, plain weave silk (lining), linen tape (ties)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Blue wool hood with blue silk lining and shaped collar attached at back with single stitch; three gilded paper threads in weft of silk lining (indicating Asian origin); red and white stripes in selvedge of blue wool; creases at back where originally pleated.

Provenance

Inherited by Ellen A. stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone