Featured Stumped. Beaded Christening Baby caps?

Discussion in 'Textiles, Needle Arts, Clothing' started by Brynne, Apr 8, 2021.


Are they baby Christening hats? How old? Any value?

  1. yes, early 1900's?

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  2. Be glad you only spent $7.00?

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  1. Brynne

    Brynne Member

    Got these at one of those out in the middle of nowhere Grunge sales. I was told they were Baby christening hats from the late 1800's. Can't seem to find anything similar online. The one I did see was Native American and had beaded animals (not floral). I wasn't going to buy both because the more decorative cap has some, not easily repaired, damage but something in me said, "why not" especially at $7.00. (I'm such a cheapskate) Hoping someone will have some insights.

    I have to say, I am always so very impressed by yall. You are appreciated, even for just looking. Thank you. baby hats 1.jpg baby hats 2.jpg baby hats 3.jpg baby hats 4.jpg baby hats 5.jpg
  2. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    I think they are beaded purses.
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  3. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Certainly not baby caps. Apart from danger of baby swallowing beads, pattern would be upside down. Christening caps are typically white in a sheer fabric such as silk, cotton lawn or lace.


  5. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Yep purses. You got them for a song too.
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  6. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

  7. Brynne

    Brynne Member

    Makes so much more sense. Thank you. Were they just not finished or did the closure part get some how lost in the shuffle?
  8. Northern Lights Lodge

    Northern Lights Lodge Well-Known Member

    Definitely purses... and so pretty too!
  9. Vicki Copeland

    Vicki Copeland New Member

    Gorgeous purses. In great condition and such a bargain! That first one might be Native American. Those florals look similar to some of the traditional patterns of the eastern woodland tribes. Great find.
  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    A similar design , but not any 1st Nations bead work I know of..;)
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