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2 Extremely Fine Vintage Square Scarves circa 1980

2 Extremely Fine Vintage Square Scarves circa 1980

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Having recently acquired loads of wonderful vintage and antique clothing from a collector who's downsizing, I got inspired to do a bit of the same. These two scarves have languished in my dresser since around 1980, when in a moment of insanity I paid at least $75 for each (on sale) at one of the best shops in town. Despite good intentions, I never got the knack of wearing squares, so it's unlikely I will.

The larger scarf here, measuring 26 inches in each direction with finely machined edges, is of an unusual and very complexion-flattering canteloupe hue, between coral and pink, and it has an all-over upraised pattern (impossible to photograph properly) of nubby same-color dots that feel luxurious. The fabric is a cotton so finely woven that you can see through it. This of course means it knots and drapes like a dream, with no ungraceful bulk.

The paisley scarf, 16.5 inches square, is of the same marvelous cotton. Even with its dark colors, it's transparent when you hold it to light. Colors are navy, red and ecru; the pattern is intricately detailed; and the edges are rolled and hand-hemmed.

Both these scarves are in like-new condition and would make marvelous gifts. I don't recall what their tags said; they were separate, not sewn-in, which is so nice. (That way, you don't have to risk ripping an edge, when you cut off the nuisances.)

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