early 19th century
metal, paper, linen
6 x 12 1/2 in. (15.2 x 31.8 cm)
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift in memory of Mrs. Karoline Goldschmidt, 1966
Not on view
Known as "gold caps", this type of headwear was common to Osnabrück, Westphalia in Germany. These ornately decorated caps are embroidered in foil, metallic thread, and cord, creating an overall gold appearance. This example would have been considerably time-consuming with the embroidery worked in flat metal strips, and the inclusion of foil accents.
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