Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

Vera Scarves

Have you seen Vera scarves? They are little works of mid-century art on a cloth square.

Textile designer and entrepreneur Vera Neuman (1907-1993) was a master colorist with a great graphic style. She started turning her artwork into scarves  in the late 1940’s, when the only silk available was army surplus parachute cloth.

As her style matured, her designs focused on bold florals, geometrics, dots and modernist expressionism with Japanese-influenced brushwork. Her popularity grew through the seventies, when she added caftan, blouses and bags to her line.

Neuman believed in making fine art accessible to everyone, and with these small treasures, she succeeded.

Here is a small selection of Vera scarves I have in the shop:

Author: Winters Past

I am a vintage clothing shop owner living and working in rural north Florida. I believe in adding a little vinegar and molasses to my greens, having my coffee outside whenever possible, and mixing something vintage into every room and every outfit.

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