Calash

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1830-1850

GUSN

GUSN-3078

Description

Wired silk calash, the deep hood folding like an accordion with ruffled edge around the face and wide ruffle at neck, bow at back, with cardboard stay at inside back of head, of blue silk (now faded).

Details

Descriptive Terms

calashes
headgear
ruffle
sewing (process)
silk (textile)
wire
Silk
Wire
Ruffled
Machine Sewn
HOOD

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Headwear

Dimensions

15.2 x 10 x 18 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1573