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Cape

Cape

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk trimmed with applied pieces of silk gauze ribbon patterned with velvet

  • Museum number:

    T.35-1984

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cape of beige-brown silk trimmed with applied pieces of green silk gauze ribbon patterned with brown velvet spots in a border outlined in brown. Waist-length at the back curving down to the hips in the front. There is a pleated frill at the bottom border which is graduated to form an elbow length sleeve. The applied ribbon trims the edges and is arranged in tags and chevrons on the back frill. There is a hanging loop at the neck.

Hand-stitched and the main seams are corded. There is a symmetrical piercing at the front.

Place of Origin

England (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1860 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk trimmed with applied pieces of silk gauze ribbon patterned with velvet

Descriptive line

Cape of silk trimmed with silk gauze ribbon, probably made in England, ca. 1860

Categories

Textiles; Women's clothes; Fashion

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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