Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Scarf

Date:
first quarter 20th century
Culture:
European
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 1954
Accession Number:
2009.300.3158
Not on view
This scarf, with its eye-popping and unusual color combination is a beautiful example of a traditional weave pattern. Fringe on all four sides is typical of folk costume. The scarf was probably worn around the shoulders. It was given to the collection by Millicent Rogers, who not only amassed a notable collection of haute couture garments, she also collected folkloric clothing and accessories for her own use.
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