Woman's scarf: "Festival of Britain"

English
1951


Object Place: England

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2011.2300

Medium or Technique

Rayon, plain weave.

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Vibrantly colored scarf with design oriented such that the foreground is closer to border and depicts Festival of Britain stuctures, pavillions, and visitors in yellow, light blue, pink, red, green, and the background recedes towards the center and shows iconic London buildings and monuments in more muted white and gray. The border and very center are pale yellow. “Festival of Britain” is printed with white in a corner. 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