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  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1925 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Handsewn velvet and silk

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This shawl, possibly made in 1925 in Paris, shows red on white velvet appliqué and black on grey velvet appliqué. The abstract forms of the appliqué express the dynamism typical of modern art and decorative arts during the 1920s.

Physical description

Square shaped shawl of pale grey silk chiffon, finished with a long black silk fringe. Ground has bold abstract motifs applied in black, red and cream silk velvets gold lamé and mid-grey silk taffeta. The motifs vary but the black, gold and grey are angular with zig-zag outlines and the red, cream are curvilinear and resemble flames. The appliqué is hand-stitched to the chiffon ground.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


1925 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Handsewn velvet and silk

Descriptive line

Appliqué on chiffon shawl, Paris, 1925


Velvet; Silk




Accessories; Fashion; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Limited edition


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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