18th Century Fashion

Betty Luther

The Shawl

Shawls are very soft fabric that are made from the wool of the Cashmere goat. The highest quality is made from Kashmir, India. Several are usually passed down from one generation to the next.


Frequently, pocket books were crafted in silk and beautifully decorated with silk, silk ribbons and metal threads. For sequins, false pearls, fringes, and tassels they were implemented by a more skillful designer.