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A cap of many colours
In the days when gentlemen withdrew after dinner to smoke cigars, they wore smoking jackets and caps to protect their clothes and hair. We have a remarkable hand-embroidered example of such headwear in the museum collection that shows its owner was in the Craft, Royal Arch, Mark and Knights Templar. 

In the 1930s, the donor believed it was already more than 80 years old, which fits with the distinct Arts and Crafts period look of the cap.






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