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A cap / bonnet; part of a girl's festive dress. Square shape, and made from red twill woven wool cloth. Divided into three sections by a line of small white glass (?) beads. Each section has a large snowflake motif, made up of transparent, blue and brown tubular plastic (?) beads and small rounded yellow and green glass (?) beads. The central motif is framed by four flowerhead motifs, worked in similar materials. The hat is edged with black cotton velvet cloth and woven trim, worked in gold-coloured metal-wrapped thread and metal strip. Lined with natural cream tabby woven cotton cloth, stiffened with cardboard (?). Ties made from pink satin silk (?) commercial ribbon.
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Height: 15.50 centimetres (excluding ties)
Width: 23 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Two original black and white photographs taken by donor's great-aunt (who initially collected the costume) with three additional postcards, in Pictorial Archive.
Although acquired with a costume apparently from Brittany, this hat is Norwegian, the form and decoration typical of Hardanger, see the Hardanger Folkemuseum website: www.hardangerogvossmuseum.no/umbraco/ImageGen.aspx?image=/media/119962/03.jpg
See also collection Eu1997,06.5.6 (belt), 8 (hat) and 9 (plastron) for similar work from Norway.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Acquired by the donor's great-aunt whilst travelling in the Brittany in the 1920s.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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