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Woman's calash or bonnet, olive green

Origin: England
H. 20 1/2"; W. 18"
Olive green silk; cane hoops
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1953-871
Woman's calash bonnet of fine ribbed olive green silk gathered and pleated on 5 cane hoops, shaped to accommodate a hair bun worn high on the back of the head. The back of the crown is horizontally pleated inside an oval pointed at the bottom. The broad neck covering, or "apron," is gathered to the bonnet at the neckband. Silk tie-strings of paler green color and silk lining of gray and cream stripes are replaced.

Construction History:

1. 1815-1835: Initial Construction
2. February 13, 1958: Checking, cleaning, restoring and relining entire hart - supplying new ribbon. Work by Ernest LoNano.
Provenance:Ex Coll. James Frere, Bluemantle Pursuivant, College of Heralds, Exhibited London Museum, Lancaster House.