This vivid and highly detailed silk satin scarf by Jenny Kee, commissioned for Australia’s bicentennial year in 1988, has unity at the heart of its design. The circular mandala arrangement of motifs surround the Waratah at the centre of the design. From this there are numerous rings in the design each incorporating various symbols of Australia’s diverse natural beauty and culture. There are dolphins, words from the poem “My Country” by Dorothea McKellar, wild flowers and opals, and various other patterns and symbols. The corners are reserved for other iconic symbols, a boomerang, the sun, or is it Luna Park? The Sydney harbour bridge, The Opera House and Jenny Kees insignia around a stylised map of Australia. And of course a dolphin and Waratah.
This scarf was made in Japan, to a superior standard with exceptional printing and silk.
Keeping in mind that this was well before digital printing, the sharpness and myriad of colours used is quite something for the time.
Edges are machine rolled.
The condition of this scarf is perfect. There are no flaws to note whatsoever. No holes, snags, pulls or runs in the silk. Colours are exceptionally vibrant and the silk retains all its luminous gloss.
Dimensions 85 x 85cm