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Women's white cotton bonnet. The main part of the bonnet is made from a thin white cotton fabric with a repeating pattern of large squares with smaller squares inside of them. There is a seam that starts from the front and runs down the middle and back of the head and to the neckline. There is a border along the entire edge of the bonnet of white cotton gathered fabric edged by tiny decorative cording arranged into squiggle patterns. There is one long strip of white cotton fabric that is attached along the back of the neck and hangs out both sides to tie under the chin.
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
11 7/16 x 7 14/16 x 8 11/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation