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Calash

Description

Black/brown silk; brim has double, piped self-fabric ruffle; support consists of double cane hoops on outside, and single hoop on inside pleats; neck ruffle; cane hoops have black silk lining; back lined with white cotton; black-brown bow at center back; black ribbon tie at left side only; additional bands of wire.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1839
Inscriptions
Handwritten paper note stitched inside: ""Elizabeth Chace's / Providence / May 1839.""
Material
cane (plant material)
cotton (textile)
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Headwear
Descriptive terms
BONNET
calashes
Cane
cane (plant material)
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Hand Stitched
headgear
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1927.445
GUSN
31354

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