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Woman's hood

Pumkin hood

American
late 18th to early 19th century


Place of Manufacture, Massachusetts, United States, , Place of Use, Lexington

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

99.664.76

Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk quilted, plain weave wool lining

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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)

Provenance

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