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Description

Cream cashmere; edges of front & hem lined w/ strips of Indian embroidered multicolored wool; hook & eye closure at front; also frog consisting of multicolored silk thread braided medallion on either side w/ mulitcolored silk thread twisted cord loop & small brown & multicolored silk thread-covered passementerie tassels and beads hanging down from each medallion. Embroidery in frog motif next to strips of Indian wool in gold & orange thread; more embroidery and wool at simulated pocket on either side; thick multicolored silk thread fringe at collar, sleeves & hem. Dolman sleeves; back has appliqued triangular piece of Indian embroidered wool; hem is slightly scalloped; lining is green & red changeable silk taffeta.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1875-1879
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
CAPE
capes (outerwear)
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1939.29
Credit Line
Gift of William Sumner Appleton
GUSN
40126

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