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Shoulder cape

Chinese (for the Western market)
About 1854

Object Place: Spain or Peru


82 cm (32 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Silk-embroidered ivory silk taffeta. Triangular shape, bordered on two short sides with knotted fringe; near long side, a tapered band of same taffeta sewn to cape along one edge, its other edge, scalloped and fringed, hangs free. Garlands of blossoms with heatshaped petals and pointed leaves, embroidered in satin and stem stitch, decorate the edges and scalloped band. Condition good. Worn in Peru by Mrs. Cecil Caverly, of Lowell.


Worn in Peru by Mrs. Cecil Caverly of Lowell.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ruth Burke