Featured Textile – Cape

Fur cape belonging to Leonora Paloheimo

Object Name: Cape

Manufacturer: Hariton Furs, Washington D.C.

Owner: Leonora Frances Curtin Paloheimo (1903-1999)

Date: unknown

Material: Fur/Brocade

Collection: Fenyes-Curtin-Paloheimo

Object ID: 2000.019.0349

Credit Line: Gift of The Y.A. and Leonora Curtin Paloheimo Trust

Notes: This leopard fur cape was most likely worn by Leonora Francis Curtin Paloheimo. The cape is lined with dark brown satin brocade. The neckline has one fur covered button and two crocheted link and ball tassels, the ends of which snap together.