Market Lavington Museum

A shawl


Imagine the 1920s – the era of the flapper. It was the time when young ladies wore short dresses displaying their knees. Sometimes they added flowing accessories one of which caused the death of dancer Isadora Duncan when it got caught in a car wheel. This shawl falls into that category.

1920s silk shawl known to have been worn in Market Lavington

1920s silk shawl known to have been worn in Market Lavington

This is made of blue silk and has been embroidered with oriental flowers. Around the edge the silk continues into a long, flowing fringe.

The donor of this item remembers it being worn and one imagines it cut quite a dash in Market Lavington.