Woman's scarf: "Festival of Britain 1951"

English
1951


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall: 76.2 x 73.7 cm (30 x 29 in.)

Accession Number

2011.2299

Medium or Technique

Rayon

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Commemorative scarf with yellow ground, featuring a compass at center with helmeted head and string of banners, loosely sketched blue clouds, structures from the festival, yellow border. “Festival of Britain 1951” rounds the compass in cursive. Four of the structures are named in the scarf’s corners, reading: “Shot Tower”, “Sky Pointer”, Royal Festival Hall”, and “Pavillion 1851”. No label.

Provenance

By 2011, Leslie Verrinder of TinTin Collectibles, London; 2011, sold by TinTin Collectibles to Jean and Frederic Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2011, year-end gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf