• Location: LACIS Museum
  • 2982 Adeline Street
  • Berkeley, California 94703

The Fringed Shawl

This exhibit epitomizes the shawl which would reflect the 19th and 20th century social demands where the attached fringe would become the functional element to not only frame the center panel of the shawl but would add the necessary edge weight to maintain the shawl in full display whether on the great hoop skirts of mid century or on the grand piano, the focal point of the Victorian living space. With the further attribute of the fringe, its weight creating the outward force when spinning, the storied Flamenco dancers quickly adopted the fringed shawl as an integral part of their costume. 

Focusing on the generally overlooked characteristics of the shawl, viz. the embellishment in the guise of extraordinary embroidery, the untold stories of the designs depicted, unveiling a new emotional insight into these works. The exhibit is accompanied by a guide “Observations” by Christine Krause,   who draws the viewer into these worlds of wonder.

It is the inherent beauty of the embellished shawl that assured its adaptation through times and cultures. The embroidery, hand executed in an exquisite form, could be appreciated from a distance as a fleeting burst of color and intimately where each stitch radiated perfection of the human hand. Florals, birds, people and geometrics in dazzling color combinations or low key monochrome, found a secure display canvas. 


This exclusive collection is pen for tours only
Tours: Monday thru Saturday
1:00,  3:00 and  4:30PM
$3.00 Admission 
Members and Guests: Free

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