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Parasol

Date:
1880–90
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk, wood, metal
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Euphemia C. van Holland in memory of Mrs. Henry van Holland, 1945
Accession Number:
2009.300.2354
Not on view
Parasols were for show, carried as an accessory to complete a toilette. This example is fitted with a crook at top so it could be carried with the canopy down for a more elegant line than carrying it from the handle end. In addition, this shows off the tiers of feminine ruffles.
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