Woman's scarf: Festival of Britain landmarks

British
1951


Dimensions

Height x width: 35 x 33 in. (88.9 x 83.8 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2389

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Square scarf. Mustard yellow border with white/red/blue geometric pattern (resembles profile of a face). Center section has scalloped edges and a light green background with a white foliate pattern. In each corner of the center section is a British landmark or a monument from the British Festival in 1951 that celebrated British technology and invention.

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