Posted by Kathy Hammel on October 22, 1997 at 20:58:58:
In response to Fichu, written by Clare on October 20, 1997 at 19:45:40
] what are they called and were they only for decoration?
] I think it is a fichu.
] Clare, in a Lyme fog as usual
Fichu is what the French called those lacy shoulder scarves... during Regency times in England, they are often referred to as Tippets... as far as I can tell, they are the same thing...just a different name. Tippets later evolved into other things... one take off being the Fichu, popular in the 1850s, which was a lot like these early fichu/tippet scarves... the other was the feather or fur boa. The boa tippet was popular during the early part of the Regency and then again in the 1830s.
Hope this helps.
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