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Object Name PARASOL
Catalog Number 0985.13.00204
Description The parasol consists of a faux bamboo handle, plaid silk fabric over metal (inner) and wooden (outer) spines with ivory caps, and an ivory pommel with a brass hook. The handle is painted white with brass fittings. The plaid silk taffeta has the colors light red, green-blue, and white. Black silk frings dangles from the fabric edge.
Dimensions L-26 inches
Owned Mrs. G. P. Scarborough
Made Mrs. G. P. Scarborough
Provenance Mrs. Judge G. P. Scarborough made this parasol from the ruffle of a child's silk dress, pieced in thirty-six sections. Mrs. Scarborough was a Virginia native living in Washington, D. C. and left on two hours notice when war was declared to refugee in North Carolina.
People Scarborough, G. P., Mrs.
Search Terms items made from women's clothing
Subjects refugees