Rare, unusual and interesting antique costumes and textiles; for museums and collectors looking for that extra special piece, for new and established collectors and for those with a modest budget who want to adorn their person or home.


Cryséde Scarf

Scarves designed by Alec Walker retailed at eight shillings and six pence to fifteen shillings and eight pence.*


Hand block printed on a silk crepe with fying cranes their bodices of clotted cream shade, black wings and pale blue beaks,

9 3/4 x 35 in ; 25 x 29 cm the actual fabric.  Extended later with slightly different red silk, both in shade and texture. This could be unpicked.




Harold Harvey's painting Titbits from 1929 shows Gertrude Harvey on the right wearing a similar narrow long scarf, so fashionable at this period.  Another of Harvey's paintings shows Zena Symmons with a Crysede Scarf.Cryséde. Berriman, Hazel

See my article on Cryséde.