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Woman's theater cape
MFA# 54.1771


1) The wool coat of a sheep or similar animal.

2) A natural or synthetic soft, thick, heavy fabric that resembles sheep's wool. Fleece fabric is generally for warmth and comfort, such in garment linings.

Synonyms and Related Terms

felpa (Esp.); (schaaps)vacht (Ned); vlies (afgeschoren, samenhangende wollaag) (Ned);

Resources and Citations

  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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