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Calash

1991.1572 (RS24632)

Description

Wired wool-gauze calash, the wire stays are made from wood (probably willow); sewn with bright acid-green wool gauze with tightly ruffled edges to face and back; netting to inside back panel, with silk bow at back, long gauze tie/wrap at neck (fragile and torn).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1850
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
ruffle
sewing (process)
willow (wood)
wire
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Headwear
Descriptive terms
calashes
headgear
HOODET
Machine Sewn
ruffle
Ruffled
sewing (process)
Willow
willow (wood)
wire
Wire
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
11 x 8 x 6 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1572
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3077

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