DescriptionOur spirited scarf design is taken from a delicate Anglo-Saxon brooch (early 7th century) in the Museum’s collection, which features interlace patterns created with gold filigree and polished garnets.
Silk crêpe de chine. Imported. 64'' x 18''.
- Silk crêpe de chine
- 64'' x 18''
Art HistoryThe Angles and Saxons who lived in the region of Kent in southern England during the sixth and seventh century had close familial and trade relations with the Franks in Gaul (modern France) across the English channel. From Gaul, they imported precious materials such as gold, silver, and garnets, as well as traditions of metalworking that utilized colorful semiprecious stones and interlaced forms to make brooches, pendants, fibulae, and earrings.