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Women's silk scarf

Date: early 20th Century
Dimensions:
Overall: 1140 x 980 mm, 0.1 kg
Medium: Silk
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Scarf
Object No: 00018362

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    Description
    This beige silk scarf would have featured as a decorative accessory to an Edwardian women’s outfit in the early 1900s. The lightweight scarf is embellished with a geometric border.
    SignificanceThis scarf is representative of popular women's fashions in the early twentieth century.
    HistoryComing into everyday fashion during the nineteenth century, shawls and scarves were worn in open carriages, while walking outside or during a seaside promenade. They were used by Victorian and Edwardian women as protection from the elements, though lighter weight examples were also used as a decorative part of an evening ensemble.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Women's silk scarf

    Primary title: SCARF

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