Woman's scarf: Victory and Allies close in on the Nazis

British
early 1940s


Dimensions

Height x width: 28 x 26 1/2 in. (71.1 x 67.3 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2336

Medium or Technique

Rayon

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Square scarf with navy border and banners with the patterns from US, British, Russian, and Italian flags positioned in each corner. Upper left and bottom right corners are white with a variety of flags and also airplanes. Upper right corner is red and has a star and the letters “RSFSR” printed in white. There’s also a black bear holding a boot with a Nazi symbol on it – boot is also being held by winged victory (located in blue bottom left section of the scarf). Each section is shaped like a country.

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