Woman's scarf: "Festival of Britain 1951"
Object Place: England
Overall: 73.7 x 76.2 cm (29 x 30 in.)
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Rayon commemorative scarf features, radiating out from the center, a cardinal directions compass with helmeted head and string of banners in a roundel of yellow, blue loosely sketched clouds, structures from the festival, light blue-turquoise 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”. Besides yellow, blue and red are used sparingly. No label.
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)
Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf