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Head scarf - Cigarettes


  • 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:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Head scarf of hand-printed silk, with a design showing a pair of crossed-over cigarettes in each corner, the smoke of each, forming the dominant motifs of the scarf. The scarf is in bright colours: green, yellow, blue, red, black and white. One cigarette in each pair bears the signature Jean, the other, a star monogram. The edges of the scarf are hand-rolled.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1937-1939 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Hand-printed silk

Marks and inscriptions

Artist's signature appearing on cigarette in a corner of scarf

Star monogram
Appearing on other cigarette on cordner of scarf


Length: 30 in, Width: 31 in

Descriptive line

Head scarf of hand-printed silk 'Cigarettes', 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.



Subjects depicted

Cigarettes; Smoke; Surrealism


Accessories; Textiles; Fashion

Production Type

Limited edition


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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