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Catalog Number 0002.300.012
Description Baby Bib, n.d. Cream colored cotton bell shaped with lace edging. Main fabric has a diamond pattern on the front with white strings attached at the top. Soft texture on the back.
Object Name Bib
Collection 3D - Clothing
Title Baby Bib, n.d.
Date n.d.
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text none
Notes "A bib is a garment worn hanging from the neck on the chest to protect clothing from accidentally spilled food. Bibs are frequently used by young children, especially infants, but also by some adults. Bibs are also worn when consuming certain "messy" foods, such as lobster. In addition, bibs are used for infants when they drool a lot, for example when they are teething…The word, reported in English since 1580, probably stems from the verb bibben "to drink" (c.1380), from the Latin bibere, either because it was worn while drinking or because it "soaked up" spills." [ 3/23/2017]
Dimensions H-13.5 W-6.5 inches
Dimension Details with strings
Medium Textile
Search Terms Baby
Baby Bib
Subjects Children
Clothing & dress