Cap

Description
A cap of fine muslin with couched “coronation” or Victorian braid. “A cotton braid, round and graduated from the thickness of coarse cotton to that of a small embroidered leaf in satin-stitch, which indeed it much resembled when worked. Some beautiful articles braided in this material, collars, sleeves, etc. were to be seen in the Exhibition of 1851, but though common enough until that time, it has never since been procurable.” The Lady’s Manual of Fancy-Work by Mrs. Pullan, N.Y. 1859, p. 200
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
embroidery
Measurements
overall: 14 in; 35.56 cm
made at
United States
ID Number
TE*T17630
catalog number
T17630.000
accession number
318024
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Victorian Needlework
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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