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Cap with double ruffle around face and single ruffle at bottom with sawtooth edges finished in bottonhole stitching; two ties with similarly finished ends; embroidered flowers and leaves throughout in satin, buttonhole, and stem stitching, insertion stitches in flower centers on front band;...

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Written at back in black ink: "Caira Robbins/ N. 3"


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, second quarter of the 19th century

Place of Manufacture

Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 29 x 20.5cm (11 7/16 x 8 1/16in.) Other (Around the face): 46cm (18 1/8in.) Other (Ties): 5 x 24cm (1 15/16 x 9 7/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave cotton with cotton embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts