Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. J. B. Putnam in memory of Amy R. Edwards, 1932
Not on view
Shawls of this type were de riguer for wearing with the large hoop skirts of the 1860s. Rigid architectural forms contrasting with organic plant forms was a favored design scheme. This is a fine example of what could be done on the Lever machines.