1/2″ Black Silk Ribbon
Necklaces of black silk ribbon with a cross below are often seen especially on French women and girls but ribbons were also simply tied around the neck. Half inch silk ribbon may also be used to decorate gowns, hats, and caps. Cited in the book Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls a 1770 ad in The Pennsylvania Gazette included “Run away . . . an Irish servant girl . . . brown hair, wears sometimes ribbons, and sometimes caps”.
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