The Fringed Shawl: Transcending Generations and Cultures. 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.
Did you know that fringe actually has a function? Bet not. The challenge of this Lacis Museum show, of course, is that you might leave feeling a bit lackluster about your everyday cardigan—particularly once you’ve seen the spectacular craft work and detailing of the many exquisite shawls on display in this exhibition that considers 200 years of embroidery and stitch work.