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Women's silk bathing cap

Date: early 20th Century
Overall: 130 x 240 mm, 0.05 kg
Medium: Silk
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Bathing cap
Object No: 00018337

User Terms

    This blue, brown and cream striped silk bathing cap was made in the early 1900s and would have originally complemented an elaborate bathing dress with matching swimming shoes, stockings and parasol.

    SignificanceThis is a rare example of a women's bathing cap used during the early twentieth century.
    HistoryDuring the first decades of the twentieth cenury women bathed in knee-length woollen dresses, worn over bloomers or drawers trimmed with ribbons or bows. These swimming outfits were then accessorised with black stockings, lace-up boots or sandals, and cloth hats.

    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Women's silk bathing or swimming cap

    Web title: Women's silk bathing cap

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