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Woman's bonnet

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Straw bonnet with continuous crown and brim, alternating braided pattern, silk corded wire around inside edge, paper lining inside back


Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

probably England or Continental Europe

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 24.8 x 19.7 x 26.7 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 10 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Braided straw, paper lining, wire wrapped in silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts