#TipTuesday | How to Fold a Bishop's Cap Napkin

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Wednesday, December 12th 2018

Bishop's Cap Napkin

We're back today with another #TipTuesday!

If you're entertaining this holiday season and want to add a touch of history to your party, check out this quick video on the history of the Bishop Cap napkin fold with Historic Columbia's director of historic house museums, Fielding Freed.

This kind of napkin folding was a way that upper-class families would elevate their table setting and potentially even their social standing. They would also break out the linens and silver and set the table to be as symmetrical as possible, which was very popular at the time, in both decorating and architecture. All of these traditions were combined to make Christmas and New Years meals festive and merry.