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Head scarf - Hands

Hands

  • Object:

    Head scarf

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1937-1939 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cocteau, Jean, born 1889 - died 1963 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand-printed silk

  • Museum number:

    T.220-1979

  • Gallery location:

    Fashion, room 40, case CA10

Physical description

Head scarf of hand-printed silk, with a design of a circle of hands waving handkerchiefs in yellow, blue, red, white and black. The four hands in each corner bear the signature 'Jean' and a star monogram. The edges of the scarf are hand-rolled.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1937-1939 (made)

Artist/maker

Cocteau, Jean, born 1889 - died 1963 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

hand-printed silk

Marks and inscriptions

'Jean'
A star monogram

Dimensions

Length: 32 in, Width: 28 in

Descriptive line

Head scarf of hand-printed silk, designed by Jean Cocteau, France, 1937-1939.

Production Note

Attribution note: Artist designed silk scarf, probably made in limited number or for a limited period.

Materials

Silk

Subjects depicted

Surrealism; Hands; Jewellery

Categories

Accessories; Textiles; Fashion

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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