About the Period
The name art deco comes from the Exposition internationale des Arts décoratifs et industriels modernes, held in Paris in 1925, which celebrated living in the modern world. The style began in France, but America became the center of the artistic movement. Art deco was essentially a style of decoration and was applied to jewelry, clothing, furniture, and handicrafts, as well as buildings. Industrial designers created art deco motifs to adorn their streamlined cars, trains, and kitchen appliances. Art deco ornamentation consists largely of low-relief geometrical designs, often in the form of parallel straight lines, zigzags, chevrons, and stylized floral motifs.
Although art deco fell out of vogue in the 1940s, it has had small rebirths over subsequent decades. The Gallery Shops offer examples of its popular rebirth in jewelry and textile design.
This art deco–inspired scarf is printed with an ivory-and-black volute, or scroll-like, spiraling pattern. Wear it to a gallery opening or any special night out on the town.
- 100% silk
- 13 x 58 inches
- Dry clean