Infant's cap


18.5 x 16.7 cm (7 5/16 x 6 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with cotton embroidery and linen bobbin lace inserts

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Textiles and Fashion Arts



White linen embroidered with white cotton. Design: chequer-board of small squares, divided by drawn work, with plant form in each square worked in eyelet stitch and satin stitch in relief. Back of cap and radiating bands filled with bobbin lace (English?). Surrounding face, border of leaves and flowers worked in eyelet stitch, and satin stitch in relief, leaves filled with bobbin-made mesh.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Knight