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Barbara Basinger, Destin, FL   

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Vintage Jim Thompson cotton scarf with an elephant border in yellow, red, black, and tan. The hem is hand rolled and stitched. It is in excellent condition measuring approximately 17" X 17". It would also look great around the neck or on a handbag.

An interesting history - Jim Thompson was an American architect and art collector born in 1906 and educated at Princeton University. He practiced architecture in New York in the 1930s, and became interested in stage and costume design as a director of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, an offshoot of the epochal Ballets Russes.After serving as a military officer in World War II, he settled in Bangkok. He dedicated his life to organizing a network of artisans, helping to upgrade their looms, introducing new techniques and designs thereby enabling Thai weavers to create silks and cottons that would dazzle the world. By 1950 he had founded The Thai Silk Company, majority-owned by Thais, aimed in part at sustaining the traditional livelihoods, culture and dignity of local weavers and silk farmers. In 1967 Jim Thompson disappeared mysteriously while vacationing in Malaysia. The firm survived and still creates astonishing designs to this day.

Item ID: HOU09152016


Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Tan / black / red, Size: S

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Vintage cotton Jim Thompson elephant scarf

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Barbara Basinger
Destin, FL   

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