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Woman's scarf: "Festival of Britain 1951"

Scarf with bird's-eye view of the Festival of Britain grounds with thin black pen-like outlines of buildings colored with rough-shaped blocks of saturated color: bright fuscia, blue, turquiose, and acid green / yellow. Border is of creamy white. Some buildings are marked with capital letters...

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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

English, 1951

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Overall: 90.2 x 81.3 cm (35 1/2 x 32 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk warp, rayon weft, plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts