Woman's scarf: Army Air Supply (division badges)

British
early 1940s


Dimensions

Height x width: 25 x 25 in. (63.5 x 63.5 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2341

Medium or Technique

Rayon

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White square scarf with fringed edges. Divided into many small square sections with bold red and blue lines – each section labelled in black with a different division number and the accompanying division badge drawn above. Center section is bigger and has three circular symbols with words “ARMY,” “AIR” and “SUPPLY” written in ochre underneath.

Provenance

By 2011, with Chris Saunders of Sotherans, London; 2011, sold by Saunders to Jean and Frederic Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2011, year-end gift of the Sharfs to the MFA. (Accession date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf