Sunday, November 10, 2013

Lace and Ribbon American Civil War Era Cap

From the seller:

A magical 1860’s lace and ribbon trimmed evening headdress. The headdress is made of black net lace with added layers of white lace. It is lavishly decorated with lavender and brown silk ribbon bows and streamers. The small bands of are decorated with tiny silver bugle beads. The inside is lined with black and white net lace. The headdress is in very good condition. There is some breakage in the white net lace on the inside only. The lace on the outside is in perfect condition. A remarkable headdress from the Anti Bellum time period.

From Me:

First, it's ante not anti. Ante is Latin for "before". Anti is Greek for "against". Although there were a lot of women against the war during the American Civil War, the proper phrase is ante-bellum.

Second, ante-bellum is Latin for before the war. The American Civil War started on April 12, 1861. This cap is from the 1860's - ie 1861-1870. It is not from before the war.

Anyway, I wanted to post this one because I need a few easy to make but pretty caps and bonnets for the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg. :-)


  1. Aha! just learned something from you. I knew it was antebellum but never really *knew* what that meant. So now I do. :)

    1. Yay! I'm glad. :-) I studied Latin in college. It drives me up the wall when I see people confusing antebellum with anything from during the American Civil war. There are two very different time periods.