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Bonnet

Description

Burgundy silk velvet (somewhat faded to red/brown); high curved brim, curves around neck, and fits close to face; brim is trimmed with band of velvet; high crown points upward; right side of crown is pleated; trimmed at neck and top with striped red gauze ribbon and bow, with ties at neck; brim lined with red silk taffeta; brim also has band of wire and stiffened canvas for support and shaping; crown is lined with white buckram; note that there are three brass pins still remaining in the buckram lining.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1833-1835
Material
buckram
gauze
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Clothing--Headwear
Descriptive terms
BONNET
bonnets (hats)
buckram
Buckram
gauze
Gauze
Hand Stitched
headgear
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1988.521
GUSN
42359

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