French Woven Bourrelet Cap with Velvet Ribbons

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3 1/2" (9 cm.) x 4 1/2" inside dimensions. The elaborately woven cap is decorated with braided blue and ecru wool yarn, blue velour striping, and thick velour tassels. The very firm skull-shaped cap was designed to protect the head of a young child learning to walk. Excellent condition. French, circa 1865, an especially fine example.
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