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Textile fragment

Bright yellow textile fragment, holes from former seam along left edge


From a bonnet worn by a member of the donor's father's family (Charles Greeley Loring, 1794-1868); Mrs. Asa Gray (Jane Lathrop Loring, 1821-1909); Gift to the MFA, April, 1898

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Asa Gray

Bonnet silk

probably English or French, used in America, about 1832

Place of Manufacture

probably England or France

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 13 x 12.4 cm (5 1/8 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts