31. Burial Cap of a African American Woman: Interview with Jenna Kuttruff
October 16, 2017
Welcome to another episode from our Costume Society of America 2017 series. Joy interviews Jenna Kuttruff, Ph.D. Department Head and Professor of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising at Louisiana State University, about her presentation “The Burial Cap of a Mid-Nineteenth Century African American Woman from Queens.”
They get into the weeds concerning archaeological textiles, burial customs of the 19th century, and the lifestyle and dress of free African Americans.