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Woman's headdress

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Woman's headdress; wide band of striped ribbon in two shades of pink tightly pleated across top and sewn to two wires covered in white cotton threads and tape; bows with streamers at each side

Provenance

Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1951

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

French, worn in America, mid 19th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

France

Dimensions

Other (across top): 36.51 cm (14 3/8 in.) Overall: 31.75 x 20.32 x 3.18 cm (12 1/2 x 8 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

51.372

Medium or Technique

Silk satin ribbon; cotton plain weave between wire wrapped in cotton thread

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes