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"Pumpkin" Hood

Description

Green silk twill, calash style with four cane hoops; double, piped ruffle at brim, with drawstring of blue silk ribbon; gathered at center back oval panel inserted at center back; wide neck ruffle, quilted with horizontal bands, and lined with down; fully lined with green iridescent silk; narrow green silk ties at neck; pink interlining.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820s
Inscriptions
Handwritten paper note pinned to neck ruffle: ""Green hood lined with Eiderdown / belonged to Miss Mary Otis / very old. Kept for curiosity / M. M. van Sinderen"". (see file)
Material
cane (plant material)
down
quilting
silk (textile)
stitching
twill
Object type
Clothing--Headwear
Descriptive terms
Cane
cane (plant material)
Down
down
Hand Stitched
headgear
HOOD
hoods (headgear)
Quilted
quilting
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Twill
twill
winter
Winter
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1933.1525
GUSN
36127

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