Object Record

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Collection Reuel B. Pritchett Museum Collection
Donor S. N. McCann Estate
Catalog Number 54.7.075B
Description Dark mustard gold-brown slat bonnet. Wide brim extending from back top of head to several inches forward of the forehead, constructed of a fold of fabric with machine-stitched channels fitted with pasteboard strips, extending around the head from beneath one ear to beneath the other. Slats inserted from the opening to the fold inside the bonnet. 10.5 inches of fabric fall free beneath the channels under either ear, creating the front sections of the bavolet. The crown is created by a series of exposed knife pleats sewn on top of the channel ends as seen from the outside. The exces fabric from the puff of the crown is controlled at the nape of the neck by two self-fabric ties finished in a long bow. Excess fabric falls beneath this cinching, seamed to the front of the excess fabric and creating the back of the bavolet. Two darker brown ribbons are attached inside the bonnet on the lowest channel, to be tied beneath the chin for closure.
Material cotton twill, ribbon
Used McCann, Elizabeth Gribbel
Dimensions H-1.25 W-16.5 L-19.75 inches
People McCann, Elizabeth Gibbel