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Woman's headdress

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Woman's headdress; wire base wrapped in black tape at top forming two elongated mesh-covered loops at sides; bows and streamers of wide bright blue ribbon at sides covering mesh loops; loops of narrower gold and blue ribbon also at sides with long streamers


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



Other (across top): 33.97 cm (13 3/8 in.) Overall: 38.1 x 22.23 x 4.45 cm (15 x 8 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with satin warp stripe; silk and metal thread plain weave with supplementary weft stripe; wire wrapped silk plain weave and cotton mesh; steel pins


Textiles and Fashion Arts