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Shoulder cape

Silk-embroidered ivory silk taffeta. Triangular shape, bordered on two short sides with knotted fringe; near long side, a tapered band of same taffeta sewn to cape along one edge, its other edge, scalloped and fringed, hangs free. Garlands of blossoms with heatshaped petals and pointed leaves,...

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Worn in Peru by Mrs. Cecil Caverly of Lowell.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ruth Burke

Chinese (for the Western market), About 1854

Object Place

Spain or Peru

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts