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Woman's bonnet

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Green silk calash or bonnet with cane ribs, horseshoe-shaped caul, double flounce with corded edges around face, bavolet or neck curtain with corded edges, bow at back, green ribbon ties at chin


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

Woman's calash

American, last quarter of the 18th century

Place of Manufacture

England or United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 35.6 x 28.9 cm (14 x 11 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk, cane ribs, cardboard back, plain and satin weave silk ribbon ties


Textiles and Fashion Arts