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Cap (headgear)

  • Place of origin:

    Slovakia (Polomka, made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton embroidery on cotton, with smocking and drawn work, trimmed with bobbin lace and cotton ribbon

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Lewis F. Day

  • Museum number:

    T.233-1929

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cotton embroidery on cotton with satin, stem, cross, herringbone, darning, and buttonhole stitches, and smocking and drawn work. At the back is a fan-shaped panel of smocking with two oblongs of drawn work at the sides. At the sides are the main vertical panels, with a bordered diaper of small lozenges outlined in yellow on red or black ground. From crown to back, a narrow strip with geometrical diaper pattern in red is added. At the front there is a bobbin lace border. The corners edged with cotton ribbon and embroidered with wool and silk.

Place of Origin

Slovakia (Polomka, made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cotton embroidery on cotton, with smocking and drawn work, trimmed with bobbin lace and cotton ribbon

Dimensions

Height: 8.75 in, Depth: 12.5 in

Object history note

Registered File no. 9901/1926. Register: "Dr. U. Gervers says that the bonnet comes from the Polemka District (near Banská Bystrica), valley of the River Hore [Hron?], Slovakia."

Descriptive line

Cotton embroidery on cotton with smocking; Hungary; 1800s.

Materials

Cotton thread; Cotton (textile); Ribbon

Techniques

Embroidered; Smocking; Sewing; Bobbin lace making; Drawn-work

Categories

Hats & headwear; Embroidery; Women's clothes

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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