Woman's scarf: Pax and V

Russian (?)
early 1940s


Height x width: 30 1/2 x 31 in. (77.5 x 78.7 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton (?)

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black border with many overlapping flags from different countries. Medallions on top have portraits of leaders from allied countries. In the middle section is the word “PAX” written in gold-outline bubble lettering on top of a gray “V.” Underneath is text in Chinese and Russian.

For Chinese or Russian market (?)


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