Heather-toned woollen tweed cape

This cape belonged to Catherine Perry's great aunt, Miss Muriel Hodgins, who died in Wellington in 1977 in her mid 80s. Catherine's family assumes the cape would have been made by a dressmaker because "Moo", as Myra was known, was not known to be a seamstress.

Catherine has worn the cape – in Wellington. "The cape is magnificently warm, too hot for Auckland. There is also an art to wearing a cape gracefully, while juggling a hand bag. I didn't ever master it."



Credit: Courtesy of Catherine Perry
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Unknown
Manufacturing location: Wellington
Garment type: Cape
Material: Wool
Features: The cape has purple lining
Colour: Shades of green and brown tweed
Date: 1950s