Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bonnet

Date:
ca. 1890
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk, straw
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mae Schenck, 1960
Accession Number:
2009.300.1981
Not on view
This confection of airy materials and complex manipulations exemplifies the artistry of the milliner's craft. Despite the delicacy of mousseline de soie, this hat remains in excellent condition, serving as a well-preserved example of the 1890s style.
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