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Escape and Evade Silk Map Brooch and Hairclip handmade by Sarah Relph
This vintage map brooch looks lovely pinned to a cardigan or to liven up a jacket. The fabric has been shaped into a pretty rose and every brooch is unique. A perfect present for a friend, or why not treat yourself? The brooch has a dual fastener on the back so can also be used as a hairclip.
Please Note: As each one is unique the size varies but generally between 4cm and 6cm in diameter and the map design will differ from the image.
Single brooch in gift box, with envelope explaining the history and provenance of the maps
All the work is made from genuine issue silk maps from WW2 to the 1950s Cold War period, preserving the integrity and history of the maps but making them relevant to today so that their story will survive. During WW2 the military had maps printed onto silk as it doesn’t degrade in water and can be folded up very small to be concealed inside the lining of a uniform or the hollowed out heel of a flying boot. The maps were issued to the military throughout WW2 and beyond; helping our troops find their way home.