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Bonnet

Description

Tan straw; scalloped/rough braided bands; ends of brim extend to round tips, and curves upward around neck; trimmed on outside with white silk ribbon, twisted to form three bands (like piping) at top, with a rosette at left side and streamer at right; ivory satin neck ruffle formed by stitched pieces of above ribbon together; inside of brim trimmed with yellow satin ruching with one wire band (covered with cream silk) around brim and neck; matching yellow ribbon ties are looped and have hook and eye closure; the rest of bonnet is lined with cream gauze, with pieces of plastic(?) or cellulose(?) attached.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1848
Material
satin
silk (textile)
stitching
straw (plant material)
wire
Object type
Clothing--Headwear
Descriptive terms
BONNET
bonnets (hats)
day (time of day)
Day Wear
Hand Stitched
headgear
Satin
satin
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Straw
straw (plant material)
wire
Wire
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1935.1305
GUSN
38209

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