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Floral print parasol

Date: 1940s
Dimensions:
Overall: 570 x 130 x 50 x 670 mm, 0.2 kg
Medium: Cotton, metal, wood
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Parasol
Object No: 00028095

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    Description
    This 1940s parasol has a bold floral cotton print of red roses with a pink border. Black metal ribs support the hood, while the axis and handle knob are made from wood.
    SignificanceThis is a representative example of a 1940s parasol used as both a fashion accessory and as protection from the sun.
    HistoryParasols were an essential fashion for women at the seaside in the early part of the twentieth century offering protection from the harsh Australian sun. As suntans became more fashionable the popularity of parasols waned, although they were still used as a fashion accessory to complement day dresses and swimsuits.


    Additional Titles

    Primary title: PARASOL WITH FLORAL COTTON PRINT ON HOOD

    Web title: Floral print parasol

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