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Cloak

1760s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Woman’s hooded cloak of ivory silk lustring. It is made of 4 pieces of silk, extending into rounded points at the front, longer than in the back. The hood is 1 piece of silk with pleats and a seam at centre back. The edges are trimmed with wide strips of scalloped and pinked silk, applied around the hood, along the neckline at the back and in 2 rows at the back hem. There is a narrower band of gathered and pink silk on the inside of each front edge.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk; hand-woven, hand-sewn
Brief Description
Woman's hooded cloak of ivory silk lustring, 1760s, British; scalloped and pinked trim
Physical Description
Woman’s hooded cloak of ivory silk lustring. It is made of 4 pieces of silk, extending into rounded points at the front, longer than in the back. The hood is 1 piece of silk with pleats and a seam at centre back. The edges are trimmed with wide strips of scalloped and pinked silk, applied around the hood, along the neckline at the back and in 2 rows at the back hem. There is a narrower band of gathered and pink silk on the inside of each front edge.
Dimensions
  • Top of hood to hem at front length: 74.0cm (approx)
  • Hem circumference: 170.0cm (approx)
Collection
Accession Number
T.37-1958

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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