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, with Chris Saunders of Sotherans, London; 2011, purchased from Saunders by Jean and Frederic Sharf; 2011, gift of the Sharfs to the MFA (Accession date: December 30, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf