Infant's cap

American
1820–60


Dimensions

18.1 x 14.5 cm (7 1/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1595

Medium or Technique

Cotton net with cotton embroidery and silk ribbon

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Machine made net, closely embroidered with laid-work done with white cotton. The petals and centers of the flowers and the inside of some of the leaves are darned or filled with point lace stitches. The back is formed of an oblong piece curved at the top. A soft white satin ribbon is run in around the edge and is used for strings. Very much torn.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates