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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 is a cap from Spain. It is dated late 18th century and we acquired it in 1951. Gift of Richard C. Greenleaf. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: silk technique: knitted cap, knotted tassel label: knitted silk with knotted chenille tassel

Its dimensions are

H x W: 25.1 x 25.1 cm (9 7/8 x 9 7/8 in.) Tassel: 58.1 cm (22 7/8 in.)

This object was donated by Richard Cranch Greenleaf

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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