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Small woman's hat

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Small woman's hat intended to be worn on back of head. Henna colored ribbed silk with front edge trimmed with gathered henna plush, bows and ties of mahogany colored velvet ribbon, henna ostrich feathers on left side, tulle ruffle at back of neck, white silk half lining. Label: "Mdlle Costello...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amelia Peabody and Mr. William S. Eaton

American, 1880s

Object Place

United States


Overall: 20.3 x 20.3 x 10.2 cm (8 x 8 x 4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk faille, plush trim, ostrich feathers, velvet ribbon, and silk lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts