Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pelerine

Date:
ca. 1890
Culture:
American
Medium:
jet, silk
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Dr. Clark Burnham in memory of his wife, Matilda Spelman Burnham, 1934
Accession Number:
2009.300.3013
Not on view
This is a nice example of decorative beadwork accessories and garments which were considered high style in the 1880s and 1890s. The pendant points and ball fringe would make a lively, glittering vision in motion, calling attention to the wearer.
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