04 October 2011

3 english scarves

A trio of interesting British scarves have come my way.

The 'changing of the guards' is very fine wool and not in the greatest shape. I have no idea how old it is. When was the printed photographic process on fabric first around? The colour goes right the way through and there is colour seepage. My guess is the 20's given the cloche hats, and I do not think the English would have used such a Germanic font after the war.

Now this pictoral crepe scarf most likely comes from about 1945 - 50. Could be a souvenir or just a patriotic statement. Poems and speeches about England abound.

One to add to my Liberty collection (actually I have had it a while) Love the soft celadon green and eau de nil.


  1. Those scarves are stunning - especially the first one - very unusual!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. yes I agree with liz although I do like the last one best
    xx fee

  3. That's pretty awesome - I'm most interested in the changing of the guard - would be interesting to see what the history of it was, when and why it was made!

    Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage
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  4. These scarves are really special and I particularly like the Liberty one with its beautiful colours. Take care.

  5. Jan, as usual you give us a feast for the eye. I agree with you that first one must be pre-WW2 and I particularly like the middle one.

  6. I am coveting the London scarf with quotes, let me know if it is ever available!


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