Calash

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1830-1850

GUSN

GUSN-3077

Description

Wired wool-gauze calash, the wire stays are made from wood (probably willow); sewn with bright acid-green wool gauze with tightly ruffled edges to face and back; netting to inside back panel, with silk bow at back, long gauze tie/wrap at neck (fragile and torn).

Details

Descriptive Terms

calashes
headgear
ruffle
sewing (process)
willow (wood)
wire
wool (textile)
willow (wood)
Wool
Willow
Wire
Ruffled
Machine Sewn
HOODET

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

11 x 8 x 6 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1572