M12592 | Glengarry cap

 
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Glengarry cap
Anonyme - Anonymous
Eastern Woodlands
Aboriginal: Iroquois
1875-1900, 19th century
Velvet, cotton cloth, glass beads, metal sequins, paper, cotton thread
9 x 9 x 25.6 cm
Purchased by the McCord Museum of Canadian History
M12592
© McCord Museum
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The glengarry, of Scottish origin, was the most popular hat made by Iroquois beadworkers. Patterns for glengarries - described as "travelers caps" - were published in mid-19th-century English ladies' magazines, but they would also have been known through the military uniforms worn by certain British regiments serving in Canada. During the 1850s, Queen Victoria started a fashion for children's glengarries in both Britain and North America by dressing her children in Scottish clothing.