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Woman's scarf: "Festival of Britain 1951"

Rayon commemorative scarf features, radiating out from the center, a cardinal directions compass with helmeted head and string of banners in a roundel of yellow, blue loosely sketched clouds, structures from the festival, light blue-turquoise border. "Festival of Britain 1951" rounds the compass...

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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)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

English, 1951

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Overall: 73.7 x 76.2 cm (29 x 30 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Rayon, crepe.


Textiles and Fashion Arts