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
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.