Featured old/vintage silk ? neck scarf

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  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    hi folks

    anyone have an idea of age for this scarf, havent seen one like it before

    measures 6 1/2 inches by 35 inches

    thought it was nice for 50p, needs some sort of clean

    any thoughts appreciated

    Aviary Photo_131820297786735415.jpg silk3.jpg silk6.jpg
     
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  2. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Just a guess but Im thinking 50s? I think its just a decorative thing,something to gussie up your overcoat when going out.
     
  3. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    I agree with Johnny...colonial courting scenes were fairly popular in that time period. Some are referred to as George and Martha (Washington).
     
  4. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I've always called them Faux Fragonard. That design was everywhere for about 10 years.
     
  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    A men's opera scarf and could be 1950s or a bit earlier. Appears to be silk jacquard.

    Debora
     
  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Jacquard loomed...!!!
    may...be silk...
     
  7. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    thanks for the info guys, massively brilliant help
     
  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I agree with the date the others gave, 18th century courting scenes were highly popular at the time.
    And it looks like silk, jacquard woven. If there is a loose thread on the scarf you can try the burn test. Here is a very useful chart so you know how, and what to look for (and smell):
    http://images.taunton.com/downloads/th/T168_Burn_Test_Chart.pdf
     
  9. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    thanks for the info aj, cool i like a good experiment, ill give it a go
     
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Will you let us know the result?
     
  11. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    sure will do, ill try a tassle 1st, but might be different material to actual scarf, will try both
     
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  12. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Looks like the tassles are the same, just the ends of the scarf.
     
  13. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    alas, cotton

    great guide though aj thanks
     
  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    :bigtears:
    At least now you know.:sorry:
     
  15. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I agree on 1950s. I very much doubt it's cotton, it doesn't fringe like that. If it fails a silk test, it's most likely to be rayon or a rayon/cotton mix - that was pretty common then.

    I'd wash it carefully in warm water with a drop of Fairy liquid. Don't put the fringes in if you can help it, they're a pig to untangle.
     
  16. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    I'm with @Ownedbybear -- doubt it's cotton.

    Also, whew, yes, washing fringe can be a huge pain and doing it without knowing what a huge pain it is is a laundering mistake you will make only once.

    But with short fringe like you have, I would give the "tub method" a try -- check this page for details (it's the second method she mentions for fringe). http://www.antique-linens.com/laundryTips.html
     
  17. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    I use an old piece of window glass to dry fringe. Put the fringe soaking wet on the glass and brush it with a soft toothbrush. Let it dry and you have flat fringe. I do hankies and doilies that way also. does not need ironing for the most part.
    greg
     
  18. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Very useful link, thanks, Jivvy.
    I didn't know there was such a thing as a bleach pen, but then I've led a sheltered life.:hilarious:
     
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  19. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    thanks for the tips guys
     
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  20. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    There use to be this awesome horridly long thread on the old ebay boards that had the most amazing tips for dealing with any sort of vintage linen... everyone from new collectors to someone who handled museum quality kimonos contributed. I'm sure some of the info is outdated (and the thread can be a pain to slog through), but I might have to see if I can find it just for nostalgia.
     
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