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Bonnet

Description

Light green silk; shirred with nine pairs of reed hoops; brim has rounded ends, with cut away for neck; neck is padded and has very long neck upper with three bands of piping--one in center of ruffle; taffeta silk ribbon ties, of ombred green and cream, brocaded with delicate floral sprays with green leaves, ribbon ties have hook and eye; round crown stiffened with leno weave convas; three-quarters of hat lined with canvas of tighter weave; brim has one wire support attached on inside from crown to brim edge along top.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1846-1848
Inscriptions
Handwritten in ink on accession tag attached to brim: ""W.P. / 609 / H.B.10"".
Material
cotton (textile)
gauze
reed (grass, material)
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing; Headwear
Descriptive terms
Bonnet
bonnets (hats)
Cotton
cotton (textile)
gauze
Gauze
Hand Stitched
Hat
headgear
Leno Weave
Reed
reed (grass, material)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1917.756
Credit Line
Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone
GUSN
27575

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