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Bonnet

Bonnet

  • Place of origin:

    Austria (made)
    Tyrol (made)

  • Date:

    1830-1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    woven silk embroidered with metal threads

  • Credit Line:

    Given by James Mark Julian Peto-Gundersen

  • Museum number:

    T.245-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Woman's bonnet of yellow silk edged at the front with a band a brown silk velvet, embroidered with silver thread and wire and decorated with gold, silver and green spangles and red metal foil.
The bonnet has been made in two halves and is seamed across the top from front to back. The yellow ground fabric seems to have been re-used and was originally woven with a metal weft which has almost disappeared. It has been attached at the front to a section of red cotton which is almost concealed by the velvet band. When worn, all of this would have been hodden beneath an attached frill of lace or starched linen.
There is a brown cotton drawstring around the lower edge and the bonnet is lined with white cotton.

Place of Origin

Austria (made)
Tyrol (made)

Date

1830-1880 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

woven silk embroidered with metal threads

Dimensions

Length: 24 cm maximum, Width: 15 cm maximum, Width: 6 cm minimum

Materials

Silk; Metal thread; Spangle

Techniques

Weaving; Embroidering; Sewing

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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