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.
Early Victorian Dress Place of origin: England, Great Britain (made) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Silk, trimmed with silk braid, lined with cotton, hand-sewn