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Ladies cape

Description:

The cape was a fashionable outer garment during the mid 19th century for both day and evening wear.

 

This short red cape is made in the circular style using one piece of cloth with no seams.  The decorative border is made of woven silk in a Paisley design that flows around the hood and the body of the cape.

 

The pointed hood is embellished with two white and red tassels.  The cape is fully lined and part quilted in white silk.

 

Materials/Media:
linen, silk, cotton
Dimensions:
L:770mm; W:2006mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1988.395
Digital Number:
SRCL023a, SRCL023b
Creation Date:
1860
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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