Woman's sheer white cotton cap

American
First half 19th century


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

40.5 cm (15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.1362

Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Crown gathered to forehead band, drawstring at back of neck, forehead band edged with eyelet ruffle, in cap crown design of leaves arranged in circle, same grape leaves in straight line across forehead band, design embroidered with white linen thread in back stitch, ties of same material with eyelet embroidered edges and two leaves in backstitch on each end; a short length of ruffle torn from forehead band.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Burt Walker