About this object

Specific techniques

No loose threads for positive identification of fiber. Spin or ply silk-like taffeta(?). Balanced plain weave, dyed, cut and sewn to form shaped cap. Lined edge machine sewn, patterned with laid and couched three strand metal filaments. Pearls(?) and sequins attached by running stitches.

Physical description

White brimless hat, lined, with a circular crown and straight vertical rim. Elaborately embroidered with silver filaments, pearls(?) and silver sequins. Crown is patterned with four teardrop shapes made of looping metallic filaments and pearls(?). Crown bordered by a row of sequins. Rim is embroidered with a row of upright teardrop shapes, pearls and looped filler pattern and is bordered with a band of sequins.