Declaration Faulkner Mural Silk Scarf
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Designed in the U.S.A.
- 72 X 20 inches
- 100% charmeuse silk
- Gift boxed
Celebrate your love of our nation's independence with stately style. Barry Faulkner's Declaration mural in the Rotunda of the National Archives is printed onto silk, using state-of-the art printing techniques, making it not just an elegant scarf to wear, but also a decorative piece worthy of framing.
In 1933, the chief architect of the National Archives, J. Russell Pope, recommended approval of a two-year contract to hire Barry Faulkner, a noted American muralist, to paint a mural for the Exhibit Hall in the planned Rotunda of the National Archives Building. The result was two large oil-on-canvas murals, each about 14 feet by 37 1/2 feet. One mural honors the signers of the Declaration and the other those who signed the Constitution.
Using a digital printing process that allows for more gradations in color than a silkscreen process, Middle Kingdom now brings high quality design and manufacturing to silk scarves. Bo Jia and Alison Alten established the Middle Kingdom kiln in 1998 in Washington, DC, to revive and broaden Chinese porcelain traditions for a modern audience.