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.

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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, 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