Woman's scarf: Full speed ahead

British
early 1940s


Dimensions

Height x width: 20 x 18 in. (50.8 x 45.7 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2378

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White scarf with navy blue and red border. Outer square has geometric pattern flags (checkerboard, X, stripes) and soldiers. Inner square has soldiers, holding flags making gestures with their arms surrounded by a border that reads “FULL SPEED AHEAD.”

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