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Accession number 2011.2
Catalog Number 2011.2.2
Object Name Cape
Description Early 20th century cape. The cape has no patchwork, but does have horizontal bands of textile. The yoke is red with orange, yellow, purple and black appliqué strips on it. They there are four bands of cotton (green, purple, yellow and blue). The main body of the cape is a maroon and white floral print. The bottom of the cape has a band of black with a yellow appliqué strip and a lower band of red. There are three small palmetto fiber dolls with clothes pin bodies attached to the front of the yoke. The dolls measure approximately 2.5" tall and 1.5" wide. Their eyes, mouth and hair are sewn in yarn. The dolls' skirts all have printed words on them. They are "next convention Ft. Lauderdale", "Ft. Lauderdale, Fl" and "Ft. Lauderdale Melita Commandea…" (last part is illegible). There is a metal pin pinned in the center back at the bottom of the neck opening. The metal pin is made from a white metal alloy with eight clear rhinestones. The pin is the approximate shape of a crude arrow with decorative elements on either end of the straight pin.
Dimensions L-25 inches
Collection Textile & Leather Objects
Imagefile 031\201122.JPG
Length (cm) 63.5