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White silk stiff gauze leaf decorated with steel sequins, machine-made white lace center and along top. Carved imitation ivory sticks. To be carried at graduations or balls.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

American (Massachusetts, Braintree), 1890–1900

Object Place

Braintree, Massachusetts, USA


22.5 x 37.7 x 3 cm (8 7/8 x 14 13/16 x 1 3/16 in.) open

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Medium or Technique

Silk gauze, Linen and cotton lace, metal spangles, imitation ivory


Textiles and Fashion Arts