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Women's green and white rubber swimming cap

Date: 1950s
Dimensions:
Overall: 170 x 170 x 150 mm, 0.15 kg
Medium: Rubber
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Swimming Cap
Object No: 00003679

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    Description
    This German 'Sunflower' swimming cap is made from ribbed green rubber and decorated with large white petalled flowers with green centres. Worn by women to accessorise with their swimsuit, caps also served to protect the permanent wave hairstyles popular during the 1950s.
    SignificanceThis swimming 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.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: GREEN WITH WHITE RUBBER FLOWERS WITH A GREEN CENTRE

    Web title: Women's green and white rubber swimming cap

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