Well-dressed women in the 1920s were passionate about shawls. A shawl was a chic way to add a decorative note to an outfit. This shawl is a sumptuous example—woven with gold metallic threads that glisten against the black background, with a lush wreath of bold red roses surrounding a golden sunburst. It would have made a powerful fashion statement when worn with an elegant chemise.
This object was
Rodman A. Heeren.
It is credited
Gift of Rodman A. Heeren.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 144.1 × 152.4 cm (56 3/4 × 60 in.)
Cite this object as
Shawl (France); silk, metallic thread (wound on silk core); H x W: 144.1 × 152.4 cm (56 3/4 × 60 in.); Gift of Rodman A. Heeren; 1960-151-15
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.