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Poke bonnet

Date:
ca. 1835
Culture:
American
Medium:
straw, silk
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Funds given by Mrs. Richard Palmer, 1978
Accession Number:
2009.300.1606
Not on view
Because of its inherent fragility, the intricate fancy weave worked on this bonnet is rare, as examples like this usually do not survive. The striking color and design of the straw added an additional decorative touch to the bows, corsages, and ruffles that would have originally decorated the bonnet.
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