Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Evening shawl

ca. 1925
silk, metal
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. George A. Bonaventure in memory of Mrs. James Steel, 1965
Accession Number:
Not on view
This shawl captures the opulence and decorativeness of the Art Deco period. Interest is added to the graceful pattern by the motifs encroaching upon the mesh central field, adding movement and vitality to the appearance. Perhaps what makes this garment even more special is its remarkable condition, for metallic lace is often tarnished.
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