Manchester Art Gallery

cap & nightcap

Object description

Linen cap with lace border: one straight section, ends seamed together, top edge closely cartridge pleated into needlepoint circle (diameter 1.5 cm) to form crown; wide border of needlepoint lace seamed to lower edge, with formal floral pattern in alternating pomegranate and honeysuckle motifs, deep scalloped edges (7cms); lace border turned back to stand vertically; caught down to sides of cap.