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Leila Williams, Queen of Mystic Mantle

ID Number: 72.934 WR
Title: Leila Williams, Queen of Mystic Mantle
Title Type: assigned
Item Status: Permanent Collection     Legal Status: Permanent Collection
Object Name: mantles (outerwear)
capes (outerwear)
Collection Type: Textiles
Carnival Materials
Artist/Maker: attributed to The Liberty Shop, Ltd. (retailer)
Date: Made for 1936
Materials: velvet (fabric weave)
silk (textile)
fur (hair material)
Dimensions: 168 inches
Object Description A large mantle with ermine fur trim around green velvet decorated with applied gold fabric with clear and green glass beads creating a floral pattern. The mantle secures around the shoulders of the wearer and extends 12-14 feet into a 3-part scalloped end. It has gold fabric backing. It was worn by Leila Williams as Queen of Mystic in 1936.
Extent: 1 item
Acq. Credit Line: The Historic New Orleans Collection, The L. Kemper and Leila Moore Williams Founders Collection
Collection Theme(s): Carnival-Mardi Gras
Carnival Balls
Carnival Organizations
Local Life and Customs
Subjects: Williams, Leila Hardie Moore, 1901-1966 -- More information
Condition: Fair
Other Number: Tracking Number T151111.898

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