America Parasol, 1890–99: silk, wood, metal, jet (Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Parasol, Lyon, 1890-99. The parasol featured here captures the essence of the 1890s with its gay color combination and exuberant lace-covered ruffle at the hem. The detailing of the handle is very engaging. Also, the color combination of the garnet ruffle and the purple lining is indicative of the period and a typical French touch.
Do you have that friend that lives where it rains a lot. This would be great, ask them what color their favorite coat is, and match it. I live where it rains quite a bit in the spring, and I like to keep one in the car, one in my husbands car, and the house. So a few are nice to have