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Woman's cap

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White muslin with design brocaded with white cotton, five petalled small-scale rosettes on cap crown, two bands of small-scale flowers flanking band of five petalled rosette on forehead band, seams piped edges trimmed with narrow bobbin lace, brocaded mull ties.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lorenz E. Ernst

American, 19th century

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25.5 x 17.5 cm (10 1/16 x 6 7/8 in.) measured flat on side for storage

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Medium or Technique

Muslin cotton with cotton embroidery and linen thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts