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Evening Cape

Accession

1-900-26-08213

Class

Category

Designer

Estimated Manufacture Date

1900

Style Period

Description

Cape is simple flared shape, uneven hem that is longer in the back. Large peter pan style collar with pointed ends, adorned in beads. Centre front opening fastened with a hook and eye at the neck. Beads adorn centre front, collar, and shoulder in a greek key pattern.

Beads on this cape are created by taking a small piece of cotton, rolling it in matching crepe fabric of the cape, and hand sewing it closed around the base to create a bead. They are sewn onto the cape by hand to create an allover pattern.

Condition

good

Colour

Material