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This beautiful scarf has never been worn...and has been carefully stored away for the past 40+ years...perfect, mint condition...a true find!

The photos are of one half of the scarf...the pattern is a mirror image.

The first photo is taken in natural light, with out flash.

Made by: Vera Neumann
Material: 38% silk 62% vinal
Dry clean only
hand-rolled
Made in Japan
Measurements: 22 inches X 22 inches

Vera Neumann...forever known for her beautiful scarf designs...it's amazing how she first began...

Vera met and married Austrian George Neumann whose family background was in textiles. The two moved into a small studio on 17th street where they decided to merge their career backgrounds and began their company, Printex. They built a small silkscreen printing press to fit on their dining room table which was only large enough to produce linen placemats. These were then cured in their kitchen oven.

They were soon joined by their friend Frederick Werner Hamm, a recent German immigrant who also had a background in textiles. Hamm used his sales skills to secure their first order from the department store B. Altman.The company outgrew the apartment and moved into a larger one, which soon became too small, so they moved into a large derelict 1810 Georgian Mansion near the Hudson River in Ossining, NY.


With World War II in full swing, Vera found linen supplies dwindling and went in search of alternative materials for her products. She came across some parachute silk at an army surplus store, an event which marked the beginning of her scarf business.

She kept her signature on art transferred to the scarves, thus creating the first signature scarf in history. "Vera scarves" became immediately popular and Vera herself was soon on first-name terms with well-known women around the country. Marilyn Monroe was a fan as were Grace Kelly and First Lady Bess Truman, who selected Vera fabric from Schumacher, Inc. to decorate the third-floor solarium windows and upholstery of the White House. Women from around the country also chose Vera products for their color and cheerful prints.

All above information was taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vera_Neumann
Shannah M. Mignini

Vintage - Scarf - Vera Neumann - Verasheer - Silk - Golden Yellow and Brown Poppies - 60s - Never Worn

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: silk, vinal
  • Feedback: 226 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from Maryland, United States.
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