Your Weekend Wow!

Sometimes it’s hard for me to find a Wow. I search and search but nothing floats my boat. And then something like this pops up and I think Oh, yeah…bingo!

Pelerine, ca. 1890. American, silk and jet. Length at center  back = 14 inches (35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Accession number: 2009.300.3013.

1890 cape or pelerine

The curator’s notes read:

This is a nice example of decorative beadwork accessories and garments which were considered high style in the 1880s and 1890s. The pendant points and ball fringe would make a lively, glittering vision in motion, calling attention to the wearer.

That’s one way to put it – hard to be a wallflower with this much sparkle power going on.

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