Not currently on display at the V&A

Bonnet

ca. 1840 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Dull gray-blue silk covered coal-scuttle bonnet with silk ribbons, untrimmed


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
black silk lined in cream silk over card? base
Brief Description
Quaker woman's bonnet, early-mid 1800s, sea-grey silk
Physical Description
Dull gray-blue silk covered coal-scuttle bonnet with silk ribbons, untrimmed
Object history
Quaker clothing, while of good quality and using quality fabrics, was frequently modest and understated, without trimming or ornamentation. Colours were subtle, in shades of brown, deep red, olive, grey and other non-bright hues, as well as black. The Quaker bonnet, with its coal-scuttle shape, is particularly evocative of early-mid 19th century Quaker female style. This bonnet is covered in a subtle bluish-greenish grey silk, which would have been an appropriate shade for Quaker wear.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
461-1906

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record createdAugust 15, 2008
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