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Parasol

From the Collection of Brighton Historical Society First Floor Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre (Old Brighton Town Hall) Corner Carpenter and Wilson Streets Brighton Victoria

Description
Parasol with a cotton canopy printed with an Egyptian-inspired design of the Sphinx, camels, palm trees and water carriers. Painted handle with plaited cotton tassel with pink wooden bead.
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Object Registration
T0023
Keywords
parasol, 1920s, egyptomania
Historical information
Printed with colourful pyramids, palm trees and camels, this parasol tells a story of the changing society of the 1920s, the growth of the Art Deco movement and a wave of Egyptomania sparked by the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Parasols such as this one were used by holidaymakers on Brighton Beach, by this time a popular seaside destination.
When Made
1920s
Last updated
19 Oct 2019 at 12:29PM