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Cap (Headgear)

19th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Woman's cap of muslin, embroidered with coloured silks in cross stitch of dark red, blue, green, yellow and black.
The embroidery forms a band along the front edge and up the centre of the head, with a formalised spray of flowers in each of the angles so formed. The back of the cap is inset with a circle of crochet lace. The edges are trimmed with two rows of crochet in white and red, with a red silk drawstring threaded through at the back.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Muslin, embroidered, cross stitch, silk, crochet lace
Brief description
Embroidered woman's cap, Bosnia, 19th century.
Physical description
Woman's cap of muslin, embroidered with coloured silks in cross stitch of dark red, blue, green, yellow and black.
The embroidery forms a band along the front edge and up the centre of the head, with a formalised spray of flowers in each of the angles so formed. The back of the cap is inset with a circle of crochet lace. The edges are trimmed with two rows of crochet in white and red, with a red silk drawstring threaded through at the back.
Dimensions
  • Front edge circumference: 53cm
Credit line
Given by Lord Cowdray
Collection
Accession number
T.202-1970

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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