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Handkerchief: Ligne Maignot

Hankerchief with blue, red, and white concentric squares. The center section is divided into four triangles with a white "X" with the words "FRANCE-GREAT BRITAIN, LIGNE MAGINOT." Two opposite triangles are blue and have a yellow rooster inside and the other two triangles are red and have a...

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By 2011, with Chris Saunders of Sotherans, London; 2011, purchased from Saunders by Jean and Frederic Sharf; 2011, gift of the Sharfs to the MFA (Accession date: December 30, 2011)

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Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

British, early 1940s


Height x width: 14 3/4 x 14 1/2 in. (37.5 x 36.8 cm)

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Textiles and Fashion Arts