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Escape and Evade Silk Map Lavender Bag handmade by Home Front Vintage
This postcard sized lavender bag is filled with lovely smelling flower heads from a lavender farm in Home Front Vintage's home in Yorkshire. A perfect hostess gift or little thank you token, the bag comes gift boxed ready to go. Alternatively, why not treat yourself; but be warned, it is far too nice to be tucked away in your knicker drawer.
Home Front Vintage have recently redesigned these little treasures and the front is still made with a piece of genuine escape and evade map, the back now has the story and history of the maps printed onto silk.
All items are handmade from original silk Escape and Evade maps, so the design may vary from that shown in the photograph. Presented in a blue gift box.
Sara Jane of Home Front Vintage rescues damaged silk ‘escape and evasion’ maps and remakes them into artworks, homewares and accessories for people who value British heritage and provenance. 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.