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Woman's scarf: Full speed ahead

White scarf with navy blue and red border. Outer square has geometric pattern flags (checkerboard, X, stripes) and soldiers. Inner square has soldiers, holding flags making gestures with their arms surrounded by a border that reads "FULL SPEED AHEAD."

Provenance

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

British, early 1940s

Dimensions

Height x width: 20 x 18 in. (50.8 x 45.7 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2378

Medium or Technique

Silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles