Cape

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1875-1879

GUSN

GUSN-40126

Description

Cream cashmere; edges of front and hem lined with strips of Indian embroidered multicolored wool; hook and eye closure at front; also frog consisting of multicolored silk thread braided medallion on either side with mulitcolored silk thread twisted cord loop and small brown and 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 and orange thread; more embroidery and wool at simulated pocket on either side; thick multicolored silk thread fringe at collar, sleeves and hem. Dolman sleeves; back has appliqued triangular piece of Indian embroidered wool; hem is slightly scalloped; lining is green and red changeable silk taffeta.

Details

Descriptive Terms

capes (outerwear)
cashmere (wool)
silk (fiber)
Cape
Cape

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of William Sumner Appleton

Accession Number

1939.29