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Called 'Silkie' because of the design, this delightful scarf is made of cashmere and was designed by The Elder Statesman for LACMA. The pattern is taken from a detail of a 'cigarette silks' quilt in LACMA's permanent collection. Cigarette or tobacco silks often came inside packs of cigarettes in the early twentieth century to entice women to buy that brand.
The Elder Statesman was established in Los Angeles in 2007 by Greg Chait. It is a small, artisanal cashmere brand specializing in supremely luxurious pieces and founded on the principles of exceptional quality, impeccable craftsmanship and the finest materials. Greg Chait for The Elder Statesman was awarded the grand prize in 2012 by the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund.
Designed in California, these one-of-a-kind items are sold at the LACMA Stores and NET-A-PORTER.COM with proceeds benefiting the museum. This project was created by LACMA’s Director’s Circle.
- 100% cashmere tapestry with eccentric weave, lithograph-printed with screen print
- 20 x 20 inches
- Dry clean only
- Designed in California and made in the U.S. for LACMA