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Infant's cap (unfinished)

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Piece of mull with white embroidery to be made into an infant's cap; eyelets with lace insertion stitches; border with floral pattern with eyelet blossoms; band of four blossoms in down center; selvedge on left

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent

possibly Indian, used in America, early 19th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

possibly India

Dimensions

Overall: 20.6 x 35.6 cm (8 1/8 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

49.1035

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (mull) with cotton embroidery and deflected warps and wefts (drawnwork) and lace insertion stitches

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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Costumes