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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.
Parasol Betaille (French) Date: ca. 1905 Culture: French Medium: silk, metal, synthetic, wood Dimensions: 38 3/4 in. (98.4 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, Jr., 1982 Accession Number: 2009.300.2618