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Woman's cap

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White gauze (or leno weave) cap with white embroidered vines, leaves, and dots in chain stitch, drawstring around face


Worn by donor's great-aunt Caira Robbins (1794-1881); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, 1820s

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


26 x 25 cm (10 1/4 x 9 13/16 in.)measured flat on side for storage

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Medium or Technique

Linen gauze with cotton chian stitch embroidery probably worked with tambour needle


Textiles and Fashion Arts