The Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles is pleased to invite you to experience our newest exhibit.
Come with us and explore the rich history of the shawl, centuries old, and spanning continents, from the silk shawls of Canton, China to the silk-embroidered wool shawls of Manila and Seville.
This visually exciting exhibit brings home the wide variety of roles that these shawls would come to play in the 19th and 20th centuries, from Victorian fashion accessory, to vital element of home décor, to essential dance prop of Flamenco performance.
Those with an interest in history, art and the applied arts, textiles and costume, will be impressed not only by the sumptuous beauty of the shawl, in all its color, proportion and execution, but also its sheer utility, dramatic drape and movement – and all of the imaginative scope that it expresses.
Plan a field trip or a friendly visit to our museum to view this remarkable exhibit. Make a day of it by visiting the exceptional textile supply shops in our neighborhood, including Stonemountain & Daughter, Tinsel Trading Co., and a Verb for Keeping Warm. Also located at our lively intersection of Ashby Ave. and Adeline St. are several excellent antiques and vintage furniture purveyors, and world-class eateries for every price range abound all over Berkeley and North Oakland.
Tours are by appointment: Monday through Saturday, 1:00, 3:00 and 4:30pm. Admission, which includes an exhibit directory, is $3.00 per person. To schedule a tour, please contact the Lacis shop by phone (510) 843-7290 during business hours (Mon. through Sat. 12- 6pm) or by email: Info@Lacismuseum.org . The exhibit is in our second floor gallery, only accessible via stairs.