Iroquois. <em>English Style Cap</em>, ca. 1880-1890. Velvet, cloth, beads, ribbon, Including front flap: 6 1/4 × 6 1/2 × 9 × 9 1/4 in. (15.9 × 16.5 × 22.9 × 23.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Edward J. Guarino Collection in honor of David Feils, 2016.11.17. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.TL2016.18.17_top.jpg)

English Style Cap


Medium: Velvet, cloth, beads, ribbon

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1880-1890

Dimensions: Including front flap: 6 1/4 × 6 1/2 × 9 × 9 1/4 in. (15.9 × 16.5 × 22.9 × 23.5 cm)



Accession Number: 2016.11.17

Image: CUR.TL2016.18.17_top.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Brown velvet cap with a red visor with 'wing-like' sides extending to the back. These 'wing' like forms edged in red have a beaded zigzag design in white beads with a beaded blue flower in the center. This blue flower has a stem-like pattern in brown, light brown, pink and red extending from either side. The crown is completely beaded with a flower motif in white, clear, pink, red, blue, turquoise, green, yellow and brown. The flower is outlined by blue and brown lines, a clear zigzag pattern and white edging. Front area has white zigzags outlining areas of velvet and there are designs on the sides of white, red, brown, and yellow leaves. A green ribbon is tied at the front. Condition: good.

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