Parasol of satin with woven straw; loops of straw form pom pom style embellishment at rod; 1/2" long segments of straw applied in clusters forming rows of squares; horizontal cotton chainstitch secures straw; straw "lace" comprised of looped straw chains, short segments of black raffia and short horsehair segments trims lower parasol; stepped triangular formations with applied straw button at each tapered base below lace; bottom of parasol is satin with lace at edge; curved/notched short handle; silver metal slider; lining of China silk.
Date: 1870-79


  • Title: Parasol Front View
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1870/1879
  • Location Created: France or Great Britain
  • Physical Dimensions: L: 30 1/2"
  • Provenance: FIDM Museum Purchase
  • Type: Parasol
  • Rights: © FIDM Museum & Library, Inc. Image made available for limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use only, or for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws. Users must cite the author and source of the image as they would material from any printed work, and the citations should include the URL “www.fidmmuseum.org”. For publication or press requests, visit http://www.fidmmuseum.org/about/rights-and-reproductions/ or email imagerights@FIDMmuseum.org.
  • Medium: Silk satin, straw, raffia, horsehair, wood & metal

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