Cap, late 18th century Medium: silk Technique: knitted cap, knotted tassel Label: knitted silk with knotted chenille tassel. Gift of Richard C. Greenleaf. 1951-105-35.
What is this?
Dark red knitted silk cap with diagonally ribbed body, and crown with a star-shaped area of varied knitting patterns. With very long ornament of silk cords and chenille, forming three lozenge shapes and terminating in two tassels.
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance, April 8, 2005 - October 30, 2005