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Woman's headdress

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Woman's headdress; black wire across top with short loops of black velvet ribbon in front of a roll of ribbon with long velvet streamers at back; small piece of black net sewn beneath wire; black threads at top, middle, and bottom of streamers (perhaps originally had some type of ornaments sewn...

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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



Overall (across top): 21.43 cm (8 7/16 in.) Overall: 33.02 x 17.78 x 1.27 cm (13 x 7 x 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet ribbon, silk net, wire wrapped in silk thread, steel pin


Textiles and Fashion Arts