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Woman's scarf: "Festival of Britain; Great Exhibition"

This commemorative scarf features a roundel in its center showing the 1851 Crystal Palace and some of the surrounding grounds and visitors; it identifies the structure in small font; this round central image is enclosed in a laurel-leaf classicized orange border. Other structures from the 1951...

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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: 81.3 x 86.4 cm (32 x 34 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Rayon, plain weave.


Textiles and Fashion Arts