Date: 1815 Culture: British Medium: silk, metal Dimensions: 5 x 4 in. x cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Louise G.
Perlerine: This was a wide collared garment that resembled a cape. It covered the shoulders and draped down across the bosom. Like the fichu, it was worn for modesty. 1830 American pelerine is made of cotton. It is located in met collection.