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Cream colored silk bobbin lace parasol in heavy symetrical design of ornamental leaves, lined with cream colored satin bow tied on plain brown wooden handle, knob of carved ivory with monkey picking fruit at end of handle.

Cream colored silk bobbin lace parasol in heavy symetrical design of ornamental leaves, lined with cream colored satin bow tied on plain brown wooden handle, knob of carved ivory with monkey picking fruit at end of handle.

omgthatdress:  Parasol ca. 1880-1890 via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art “Parasols were for show, carried as an accessory to complete a toilette. This example is fitted with a crook at top so it could be carried with the canopy down for a more elegant line than carrying it from the handle end. In addition, this shows off the tiers of feminine ruffles.”

omgthatdress: Parasol ca. 1880-1890 via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art “Parasols were for show, carried as an accessory to complete a toilette. This example is fitted with a crook at top so it could be carried with the canopy down for a more elegant line than carrying it from the handle end. In addition, this shows off the tiers of feminine ruffles.”

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