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Cap (headgear)

  • Place of origin:

    Hungary (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the ‘Royal Hungarian Minister of Public Instruction’ who at that time was Ágoston Trefort (1817-1888).

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cap of white canvas, embroidered in cross and satin stitch with red, yellow, and black thread, with insertions of machine made lace in crown, and 'run' netting on curtain.

Place of Origin

Hungary (made)


19th century (made)


Length: 805 mm maximum length, Width: 225 mm maximum width, Circumference: 230 mm

Object history note

A note in the register say: "Dr. U. Gervers says that the bonnet is from the Polornka (sp?) District of Slovakia (near Banska Bystrica), valley off the river Hare (sp?). Called 'cepiec'."

From a collection of 120 items of folk dress and textiles presented to the South Kensington Museum in 1883, most of which are still in the V&A’s collection today. The collection was given by the ‘Royal Hungarian Minister of Public Instruction’ who at that time was Ágoston Trefort (1817-1888), a pioneer of Hungarian educational reform. Trefort was a played a key role in the establishment of the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest (1896) that in turn, was central to the movement of Hungarian artists and designers that used folk art to develop a Hungarian national style.

Descriptive line

Cap, canvas, Hungary, around 1800-1883.


Canvas; Lace; Netting


Lace; Embroidery


Clothing; Women's clothes; Folk Art; Embroidery; Fashion; Regional Dress


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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