Scarf, "Garden of the Gods" design, Mallinson's National Park series


Scarf made of Mallinson's best known "Pussy Willow" trademarked plain weave silk fabric with printed design "Garden of the Gods: in red, yellow, tan, purple, gray, orange, black, etc. on a white ground. Stitched hem along the sides and finished at the ends with 12" rayon fringe in red. In late 1926 American silk manufacturer H.R. Mallinson & Co. introduced a bold new line of printed silks, twelve landscape designs, each available in from eight to twelve colorways (color combinations) on three different ground fabrics. The designs celebrated America's national parks - then only a decade old. The designs represented all the usual styles necesssary for making clothing: allover prints, horizontal stripes, checks, a border design, etc. In addition to sample lengths of each design, and samples of all the colorwaysand ground cloths of one of the designs, the firm also donated two scarves as examples of how the silks would look in use..

Date Made: 1927

Maker: H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

Web Subject: National Parks


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Credit Line: Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T05590Accession Number: 95522Catalog Number: T05590.000

Object Name: Scarf

Physical Description: silk, rayon (overall material)plain weave; cylinder-printed (overall production method/technique)red (overall color)yellow (overall color)purple (overall color)gray (overall color)orange (overall color)white ground (overall color)landscape (overall pattern)Measurements: overall: 56 in x 19 in; 142.24 cm x 48.26 cm


Record Id: nmah_1166875

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