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A hood

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A hood, of plaid taffeta in purple, white, black, and gray, in part chiné lightly wadded, turned back front edge quilted in lozenge design, edges and seams trimmed with blue silk cord, green and brownish-purple striped silk ribbon ties.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Walter B. Binnian

American, about 1840

Object Place

United States


Overall (measured flat for storage): 35.6 x 29.2 cm (14 x 11 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk taffeta chiné, cotton lining, and silk ribbon


Textiles and Fashion Arts