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Woman's headdress

Woman's headdress with braided pink and black ribbons covering a circle of brown an black wire with black mesh visible on reverse; bows and streamers of wide pink taffeta ribbon with scalloped edges and narrow black velvet ribbon with zigzag edges


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

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; silk velvet; cotton mesh; wire and cotton thread wrapped in silkthread


Textiles and Fashion Arts