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Parasol

Date:
ca. 1880
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk, ivory, metal
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Louise G. Zabriskie, 1932
Accession Number:
2009.300.3005
Not on view
The most prevalent type of parasol in the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection is light colored taffeta overlaid with black lace. The parasol seen here is set apart from the rest by the charming configuration of the handle. Very unique, the ivory horse's hoof is complete with studs at the bottom.
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