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Crown Section of Lace Cap

Crown section of lace cap, with embroidered net lace decoration, from West-Friesland, province of Noord-Holland, The Netherlands, 19th century. Crown section of lace cap, with embroidered net lace decoration, from West-Friesland, province of Noord-Holland, The Netherlands, 19th century. Courtesy Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, acc. no. BK-1970-296.

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam houses a piece of net (45 x 35 cm) that has been embroidered in preparation of being used as the crown section of a lace cap (hul). The embroidered net lace decoration consists of 41 rosettes. It dates to the nineteenth century. Such decoration is typical for the traditional lace caps worn by women in West-Friesland, in the north of the province of Noord-Holland, in The Netherlands.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam online catalogue (retrieved 11 September 2016).

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