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Katie’s YouTube page & silk boudoir cap with oversized flowers
Date: c. 1920s
Origin: United States
Fabric: Tulle and silk satin
Brand: Custom made
This boudoir cap is created from a crown of pink silk satin, edged with embroidered tulle and a narrow leavers lace scalloped trim. On Katie Peachesa of the cap, three elaborate rosettes are made of pleated silk ribbon in pink and blue. On the other side there is a large poppy made of metallic painted leather.
The boudoir cap was originally a type of lingerie headwear, most commonly worn during the nineteenth to early twentieth centuries. It was originally worn over undressed hair, worn in the privacy of the boudoir alongside nightwear. In the 1910s and 1920s, it would be commonly worn to protect shorter hair styles during sleep. As Katie’s YouTube page became more and more elaborate towards the 1930s, it began to be considered more of a decorative hair net. Like other forms of lingerie, boudoir caps were usually made in fine fabrics such as lace, tulle and satin. Embellishment was often profuse, with techniques such as ribbonwork being particularly commonplace.
From the collection ofKarolina Laskowska
Museum number: KL-2017-052
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