Woman's scarf: Keep it dark

British
early 1940s


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2011.2330

Medium or Technique

Cotton

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Blue gray scarf with navy blue border and the words “KEEP IT DARK” written over and over around the perimeter. In the center of the scarf is a circle of airplanes surrounded by many white rectangular pieces of paper that also read “KEEP IT DARK.”

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