Penberth Farm design can be found illustrated in mail order catalogues of 1930 and 1931. The design has been hand block printed with woodblocks the colour being driven in by a mallet, thereby gaining a depth which cannot be achieved by machine printing. The design was printed on the long scarf in opposite directions, so when worn the design will hang so all the design is one direction.
Usually scarves are one directional so that when tied each end is the same. With this scarf, the direction changes a third of the way along, so when tied both ends lay on the front of the body to match.
Penberth Farm with radiating lines linking houses and trees, swooping birds suggested in the small dot pattern, designed in a painterly effect, hand block printed, all in soft red, orange and cream on a green crepe-de-chine silk ground.
4ft 2 in x 12 in/ 1.27 x 30 cm
repeat 13 1/2 in
Direction changes 17 in; 43 cm from one end.
Very good. What looks like a small grease mark to one end 3 cm diameter.A further couple of minor small marks. A couple of pin prick holes to other end. Ask for detailed photos.
The colour on the close up is not quite right. The green is more yellow and the photos of the whole piece and the scarf on the mannequin are accurate.
Crysede. Hazel Berriman. plate 28.
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