Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Leo Wallerstein, 1920
Not on view
Muffs, a popular accessory for women, and once for men, covered the hands, keeping them warm during the winter months as well as enhanced an ensemble. The muff featured here is a beautiful example of feather work, for each feather is applied to a natural hemp base. The curving of the feathers around the round shape produce a strong sense of motion, creating a stunning accessory for the viewer.