Infant's cap

late 18th or early 19th century

Object Place: United States


16 x 15.7 cm (6 5/16 x 6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton mull with silk embroidery and linen lace insertion

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Infant’s white mull cap made of two pieces put together with running from center front of forehead to center back of neck, all edges hemstitched, on each side a border design of delicate serpentine stems bearing eyelet berries and three lobed leaves, narrow ruffle of white mull round face, drawstring around entire cap, tied at center back; tender, a number of small breaks and holes, many repaired.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Rhodes Robertson