Bonnets were popular among women in the 19th century and signified status. Worn both indoors and outdoors, bonnets kept hair tidy and kept dust out. The type of lace on this bonnet is called “limerick,” or “needlerun,” which consists of embroidery on a net ground. Tiny metal pins line the edges of the starched wings.

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What age and social group of women wore this type of bonnet and for what occasion?

responded: Apr 4, 2012

Posted by Cindy Orbegoso

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My creative component for my final assignment. It's a few of the decorations embroidered onto the bonnet.

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