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A hood

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A hood with framework of flat strips of wire (?), covered with brown wool and silk gauze, wool gauze ruching around face edge and edge of crown, deep skirt all around bottom edge; several small moth holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Marjorie W. Childs

American, about 1850

Object Place

United States


Overall (with curtain): 42.5 x 14 x 19.1 cm (16 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, and wool; gauze, ruching


Textiles and Fashion Arts