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Infant's cap

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Ground: ivory cotton muslin. Design: small scale floral pattern, combined with interlacing serpentines embroidered with white cotton. 2 rows of light pinkish purple ribbon loops at front of cap flanked by rows of bobbin lace around bottom. Drawstring in bottom. Narrow ivory ribbon ties at...

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Gift of Miss Lois Lilley Howe

French, mid-19th century

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16.5 x 12.5 cm (6 1/2 x 4 15/16 in.)

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Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery, linen lace, and linen tape


Textiles and Fashion Arts