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Woman's headdress

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Woman's headdress, wire band covered with green brocade ribbon loops; at each end, cascade of white ostrich feathers, each plume tipped with piece of green, pink, white, or yellow chenille

Provenance

Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1952

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

Overall: 52cm (20 1/2in.)

Accession Number

52.1265

Medium or Technique

Ostrich feathers, silk chenille, silk plain weave with suplementary patterning warps and wefts (ribbon), wire

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes