MATERIAL: Muslin
TYPE: Clothing
COMPONENTS: muslin off-white robe; closes with 5 large buttons and waist rope; two foot cape drapes across the shoulders and down back sewn in; left breast has 5" Klan felt badge sewn in; large hood and mask has a 4 red cloth cross sewn in on each side; hood finishes at top with red tassel.
NOTES: Another unusual robe.
ITEM ID: 592

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KKK Chaplain’s Robe

DATE
Year: 1935
Decade: 1930s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)

A Ku Klux Klan Chaplain’s robe. The muslin off-white robe closes with 5 large buttons and waist rope. A two foot cape, which drapes across the shoulders and down the back, is sewn in. On the left breast is sewn the 5 diameter Klan felt badge. The large hood and mask, has a 4 red cloth cross sewn in on each side. The hood finishes at the top with red tassel.