Girl's christening cap, embroidered tulle, 1828, coll. Livrustkammaren, Stockholm, Sweden.
Christening celebration
Christening celebration

Christening cap was a headgear of 18th-and early 19th-century.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] The smallest cap in the collections of Den Gamle By is made of striped silk with linen in tabby weave. It has the measurements approximately a size of woman's fist, from forehead to the back of the neck it measures around 15.5 cm.[8]

See also


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  2. ^ Alstrup and Olsen (1991), 171.
  3. ^ Cowie, Robert (1879). Shetland: Descriptive and Historical; and Topographical Description of that Country. Smith. p. 84.
  4. ^ Palliser, Bury (1865). History of Lace. Sampson Low.
  5. ^ Mathiassen, Tove Engelhardt (2016-05-03). "Protective Strategies and Emotions Invested in Early Modern Danish Christening Garments". Textile. 14 (2): 208–225. doi:10.1080/14759756.2016.1139386. ISSN 1475-9756. S2CID 192916141.
  6. ^ "Christening cap | European". Retrieved 2021-02-03.
  7. ^ "Christening Cap | Yale University Art Gallery". Retrieved 2021-02-03.
  8. ^ Mathiassen, Tove Engelhardt; Nosch, Marie-Louise; Ringgaard, Maj; Toftegaard, Kirsten (2014-05-30). Fashionable Encounters: Perspectives and trends in textile and dress in the Early Modern Nordic World. Oxbow Books. ISBN 978-1-78297-383-6.