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Escape and Evade Silk Map Scarf handmade by Home Front Vintage
Cut from an original silk Escape and Evade Map, this beautiful silk scarf can be worn a number of ways for a elegant, vintage style which really shows off the unique quality of the silk map. Lightweight and luxurious to dress up any outfit.
The full scarf measures 65.2cm squared and is seamed on the edges. Each item is unique therefore the map design that you receive may differ from the images shown.
Each item is presented in a blue gift box and includes an envelope containing information covering the history and provenance of the Escape and Evade map.
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.