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Women's red rubber Capella swimming cap

Date: 1960s
Overall: 180 x 170 x 170 mm
Medium: Rubber
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Swimming cap
Object No: 00003949
Place Manufactured:España

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    This bright red moulded rubber Capella swimming cap features an overall raised star pattern. Worn by women to accessorise with their swimsuit, rubber caps also served to protect the permanent wave hairstyles popular during the 1950s and 1960s.
    SignificanceThis cap is representative of beach and pool fashions of the 1950s and 1960s.
    HistoryHighly decorated swimming caps made of rubberised fabric were in vogue in the 1950s and 60s. Often designed by milliners, caps were brightly coloured, appliquéd with flowers or ribbons and sometimes moulded into unusual shapes.
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    Assigned title: Women's red rubber Capella swimming cap

    Web title: Women's red rubber Capella swimming cap

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    Maker: Capella

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