London map scarf

    SKU: cmcn481170

    £65.00 Members' price *


    A handmade silk chiffon scarf, inspired by a modern map of London.

    These maps were originally devised during the war by M19, a branch of the British intelligence services whose main task was to help servicemen evade capture in hostile territory and escape from captivity effectively.

    Maps printed on silk, cloth and other materials were one of the many ways they achieved this, alongside ones printed and hidden in a range of materials and items including playing cards and board games.

    The benefits of printing a map on cloth, silk or rayon was that it was smaller, easier to conceal, and also more durable and weather resistant than a paper counterpart.

    Maps printed on woven material isn't a new process, and examples have been found in China dating back to the second century BC.


    Product code: cmcn481170
    Details: Hand hemmed
    Size: 90cm x 90cm
    Material: 100% Silk Chiffon
    Weight: 0.095kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

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