This antique silver metallic embroidered black velvet German folk bonnet cap dates from the early 19th century. It is hand stitched, made of a black silk velvet fabric, with silver bullion metal thread lace trim, raised padded satin stitch embroidery couching stumpwork and hand sewn metallic sequins. There is a silver metallic ribbon bow trim on the bottom back.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Cap Date: 1830–60 Culture: German Medium: silk, metal, cotton Dimensions: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm) The charming folkloric pattern on this beautiful cap incorporates the tree of life, a common embroidery motif in many cultures. Its combination with the heart creates a hopeful and life-affirming sensibility.