Woman's hood

Pumkin hood

late 18th to early 19th century

Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: Massachusetts, United States


Overall (measured flat on side): 35.6 x 30.5 cm (14 x 12 in.) Other (ties): 3.8 x 33 cm (1 1/2 x 13 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk quilted, plain weave wool lining

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Plum-colored quilted silk hood, red silk ribbon chin ties and bows at top and back, padded flap around neck, brown glazed wool lining, three parallel casings starting around face with drawstrings inside along top, three thin white stripes in selvedge of plum-color silk (visible on inside front edge)


Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone