Woman's hat

American (Worcester, Massachusetts)
about 1830

Object Place: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA


36 x 45 x 47 cm (14 3/16 x 17 11/16 x 18 1/2 in.) Approximate measure for hat only, not including ties.

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Medium or Technique

Silk and straw leno weave gauze ribbon, silk gauze lining, and buckram foundation

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s hat. Pale green silk gauze brocaded in wide and narrow straw bands and silk leaf motifs, on buckram foundation. Hatband with bow, two ties, trim under brim of pale green silk ribbon brocded in satin stripes and yellow-and-green flowers; additional bow of green silk ribbon brocaded in straw stripes and green iris motifs. Pale green organza lining. Medium-height flat top crown; short-back brim flaring up to wide front. Condition: ties deteriorated, some straw broken. Worn by Elizabeth or Harriet Burnside of Worcester, Mass.

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Foster Vytlacil