WHISPERING TEXTILES 5-CORNER SCARF: LAYERS OF COURAGE
- 100% silk chiffon
- silk bias binding around opening
- hand-stitching details on binding
- digital print
- 52" square
- hand-rolled edges
The collection of 5-CORNER SCARVES is a tribute to scarf designer Vera Neumann, who took a square scarf and cut an opening from one corner to the center, creating five corners. The simple slit offers the wearer great opportunities to drape and wrap the otherwise square textile piece in a variety of ways, fueled by their imagination. Ms. Neumann's exhibition Vera Paints a Scarf was at the Museum of Art and Design (New York City) August 8-January 26, 2020.
The printed deconstructed edges of textile fragments add a mysterious quality to the LAYERS OF COURAGE SCARF. As I was gathering over-dyed silks for a lariat, I photographed a basket of textile fragments, capturing the understated beauty of the undulating patterns and juxtaposition of colors. The scarf exudes the casual quality of everyday street wear, yet printed on silk chiffon it takes on an elegant quality that is timeless.
Emma (model) is 5'11".