Shawl

Date:
1860–70
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
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
Accession Number:
2009.300.3006
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.