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Calash

1991.1573 (RS24631)

Description

Wired silk calash, the deep hood folding like an accordion with ruffled edge around the face and wide ruffle at neck, bow at back, with cardboard stay at inside back of head, of blue silk (now faded).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1850
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
ruffle
sewing (process)
silk (textile)
wire
Object type
Clothing--Headwear
Descriptive terms
calashes
headgear
HOOD
Machine Sewn
ruffle
Ruffled
sewing (process)
Silk
silk (textile)
wire
Wire
Dimensions
15.2 x 10 x 18 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1573
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3078

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