Peacock Feather Scarf
Price (non-member): $50.00
Price (member): $45.00
Light as a Feather. For centuries the peacock’s magnificent plumage has inspired textile design, as evidenced in the feather-themed silk scarves held in our National History Museum’s costume collections. Evoking this rich tradition, our diaphanous Peacock Feather Scarf with its artisan feather motif makes the ultimate fashion statement. 100% silk chiffon. Imported. 69"l. x 25"w.
In 1904 Charles Lang Freer acquired a London shipping magnate’s dining room (magnificently painted in brilliant blue-greens by American artist James McNeill Whistler) and moved it to his Detroit mansion. Upon completion of its reinstallation, Freer filled the shelves with more than 250 pots he had collected throughout Asia. Donated to the Smithsonian, and now restored to its 1908 appearance (including the Asian ceramics), The Peacock Room Comes to America (though spring 2013) is the first exhibition held in this Freer Gallery treasure in 20 years.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.