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Scarf

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1840-1850s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brocaded silk velvet

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss P. W. Stanbridge

  • Museum number:

    T.210-1926

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The 19th century is thought of as the age of the shawl, but the use of scarves was revived among fashionable ladies around the 1840s and 1850s, and especially during the 1860s, when shawls were starting to go out of fashion. This elegant scarf is made of black silk velvet with a striped border in purple, yellow and green running its length. At either end, there is a band of purple silk and two broad bands of patterned silk, separated by narrow bands of purple silk arranged in groups of three. The ends are finished with black silk fringe.

Physical description

One complete width of black silk velvet with a striped border in purple, yellow and green running its length. At either end, there is a band of purple silk and two broad bands of patterned silk and two broad bands of patterned silk, separated by narrow bands of purple silk arranged in groups of three. The ends are finished with black silk fringe.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, made)

Date

1840-1850s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Brocaded silk velvet

Dimensions

Length: 258 cm excluding fringe, Length: 10.4 cm fringe, Width: 59.8 cm

Object history note

Attached to the scarf is a note: 'Scarf once the property of Mrs Emma Stanbridge, née Parris, who lived at Haberdashers' House, Pitfield St., Hoxton - the last good old house there - and died 1871'; according to miss P. Stanbridge, Birmingham.

Descriptive line

Scarf, silk velvet striped with bands of silk tissue, probably made in Great Britain, 1840-1850s.

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Brocading

Categories

Accessories; Fashion; Images Online; Clothing; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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