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Woman's hood

Blue wool hood with blue silk lining and shaped collar attached at back with single stitch; three gilded paper threads in weft of silk lining (indicating Asian origin); red and white stripes in selvedge of blue wool; creases at back where originally pleated.


Inherited by Ellen A. stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, late 18th century to early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

China (silk lining)

Place of Manufacture

probably Massachusetts, United States

Object Place

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 57.2 x 41.9cm (22 1/2 x 16 1/2in.) Other (Collar): 11.4cm (4 1/2in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Plain weave worsted wool, plain weave silk (lining), linen tape (ties)


Textiles and Fashion Arts