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Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cap

Date:
1850–70
Culture:
German
Medium:
linen, silk, cotton
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; A. Augustus Healy Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
2009.300.2310
Not on view
The finely worked embroidery of this cap uses a variety of stitches in very effective colors. Makers expressed their individuality through design motifs in this type of hat. This example focuses more on geometric forms rather than more traditional stylized plant and animal forms.
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