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Name/Title Half Length Women's Black Cape
Primary Maker Maker, Unknown
Object Type Textile
Classification Cape/Outerwear/Clothing/03 Personal Artifacts/Nomenclature
Department Social History
Brief Description A half length black taffeta and cream lace embroidered women’s cape.
The taffeta material has a crisp gloss surface. The style of the cape has several distinct pieces. A black velvet collar with cream lace flowers is sewn along its length.

Black lace of floral design, separates the upper and lower parts of the base taffeta material of the cape. A black lace strip is sewn down the outside collar edge. At the bottom of the lace strip, a larger lace piece dangles. Tassels and black thin cord dangle on each side of the cape.
Measurements 460 x 300mm
Media/Materials Textile - silk and taffeta
Production Period Late/19th Century
Production Place Unknown
Collection Social History
Accession Date 1988
Acquisition Method Gift
Credit Line Collection of the Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession No 1988/6/2
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