Part of a cap (unfinished)

possibly Indian, used in America
early 19th century


Place of Manufacture: possibly India; Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 15.9 x 39.4 cm (6 1/4 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.1036

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (mull) with cotton embroidery and deflected warps and wefts (drawnwork) and lace insertion stitches

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Piece of mull with white embroidered that may have been part of a cap; rolled hem along rounded top edge; eyelets with leaf motifs through out; large floral sprig at center with three blossoms with lace insertions; lower portion peaks at center with floral sprig border and chain stitched edging

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent