Shawl, silk, American

Shawl

Date:
ca. 1840
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of M. Smyth, 1957
Accession Number:
2009.300.3184
Not on view
This shows a very effective use of changeante silk which would constantly shimmer and change color with each movement of the wearer. This type of subdued color was popular in the 1840s.