“Millefleurs” (thousand flowers) refers to a background covered with small plants and blossoms. The millefleurs pattern on this scarf is taken from Shepherd and Shepherdess Making Music
, a wool and silk tapestry fragment (ca. 1500–1530, South Netherlandish) in the Museum’s collection. The tapestry depicts a shepherd couple entertaining themselves with music, while three sheep from their flock graze nearby in a colorful flower-strewn field. Our pretty scarf design includes pink (Dianthus seguieri
), English daisy (Bellis perennis
), daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus
), sweet violet (Viola odorata
), stock (Matthiola incana
), and calendula (Calendula officinalis
Silk crêpe de chine. Imported. 64'' x 18''.