Costume Objects

Description

Artifacts of clothing and accessories from collections across the United States.

Items in the Costume Objects Collection

Square wool moon shawl hand-woven in India (twill-tapestry weave) with white ground densely covered with small blue sprigs. Center and corner medallions more densely sprigged also include red, blue and yellow flower heads. Narrow floral borders…

Square shawl of very soft white twilled wool with narrow floral borders primarily in blue with touches of yellow, red and black and an unusual corner motif representing a rather awkward floral spray tied with a bow in western style. Hand-made using…

Square shawl with cotton warps and wool wefts woven by drawloom in Europe to imitate Indian shawls. White ground has red and blue stripes and sprigs with remains of black sprigs. Triangular corner motifs more densely filled with red, blue and black…

Square shawl with silk warps (except borders) and wool wefts, woven by drawloom in Europe to imitate Indian shawls. Weft-faced twill changes direction at borders. Green ground with small boteh and bouquet-like sprigs in reds, pinks, orange, and…

Square shawl with silk warps (except borders) and wool wefts,twill- woven ("sheared spot") by drawloom in Europe to imitate Indian shawls. White ground sprigged with small botehs and dots in red and green. Very narrow edge border has shallow swag and…