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Parasol

Date:
1900–1910
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk, linen, wood, metal
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Rodman A. Heeren, 1959
Accession Number:
2009.300.2470
Not on view
This parasol is less than typical because of its square canopy. The major decoration is on the interior rather than the exterior which was more common of the parasols after 1908. Clothing became simpler and less frothy at this time and the decoration of the parasol followed this trend. With such a lovely lining, the wearer benefitted as much from the decoration as the observer.
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