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

early 1940s


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

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.


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)

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Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf