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Parasol

Date:
fourth quarter 19th century
Culture:
Belgian
Medium:
linen
Dimensions:
23 1/4 in. (59.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Alan L. Wolfe, 1956
Accession Number:
2009.300.2441
Not on view
This is an excellent example of a very expensive and fine parasol cover. The pattern created for this specific format of eight sections, corresponds with the sections of the parasol. Inexpensive parasols were usually used just for a season and then discarded, but a parasol for which this would be a cover would be only of the finest quality and used for several years.
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