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Woman's cap

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Woman's embroidered mull cap with chin pendants; overall pattern of dots, floral sprigs with lace insertion stitches in blossoms, double row of small leaf motifs on sides in three lobes and lines segmenting the floral sprigs, and single row of small leaf motifs along edges

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

American, early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

(fabric) probably India

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 24.5 x 25.4 cm (9 5/8 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

49.954

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (mull) with cotton embroidery and lace insertion stitches

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes