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Girl's bonnet

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1830-1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Catgut embroidered with straw and lined with tarlatan

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. Millicent Redmayne

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Girl's bonnet of white catgut mesh, embroidered with knots of gilt straw and lined with white tarlatan. The bonnet has wired edges, and an upstanding brim which extends downwards into a curving wing on each side: the tying strings of white ribbon are stitched one to each of the two downcurving wings, and tie to the true right side, beneath the chin.

Place of Origin

England (probably, made)


1830-1850 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Catgut embroidered with straw and lined with tarlatan


Height: 28.1 cm front

Object history note

Said to be from the family of the donor's great great grandmother Elizabeth Dolling Elkett (1792-1858) of Dorset

Descriptive line

Girl's bonnet of catgut and straw; probably English, 1830-1850


Catgut; Straw; Tarlatan


Hand embroidery


Children & Childhood; Children's clothes; Embroidery; Hats & headwear


Museum of Childhood

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