Flagpole Rosette Detail Silk Scarf
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Designed in the U.S.A.
- 35 X 35 inches
- 100% silk chiffon
- Gift boxed
The beautiful bronze flower print on this floaty silk scarf is a detail of the National Archives flagpole designed by the Archives' building architect, John Russell Pope. The state-of-the-art printing process used to make the scarf allows the rich patina colors of the bronze to glow, making this scarf worthy of framing as a decorative piece; however, we think you will look quite elegant and stately wearing it around your neck.
In 1930, New York Architect John Russell Pope was selected to design the National Archives Building. Pope's neoclassical design included both the practical and symbolic aspects of housing the nation's records. He proposed a monumental structure with highly decorative architectural features, giant Corinthian columns, 40-foot bronze doors, and inscriptions representing the building's historical importance. Pope also designed the National Gallery and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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.