One of Frankie Welch’s very patriotic scarves, this vintage 1976 creation was made for the Bicentennial Council of the Thirteen Original States of the United States. These thirteen states were: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Around the circle in the center of each of the four squares in this red, white and blue print the abbreviations for the Thirteen Original States. The initials of the thirteen are then enclosed in another circle and these surround the letters, GW, which stands for the country’s first President, George Washington. On the outer edge of each square are circles of white stars on a blue background. This vintage scarf is made from Qiana nylon and feels like nice silk twill. The scarf has a machine stitched edge. I have seen photos of this scarf being worn around the neck as well as being tied around the head. Either way, it’s another striking design by Frankie Welch!
Condition: Very Good
This scarf has been recently cold water hand washed and is fresh and clean but one faint light line of something still persists. It’s almost looks like a line that would appear from storage where the scarf would have been folded in the middle. This is in the area under the second square and does appear in the circle of stars on the bottom of the square. Very, very faint. And, there is a small pinhole in one corner. This might have been from where a price tag was once attached. Both issues are barely noticeable unless you are really searching for issues.
Label: Scarf of Qiana by Frankie Welch, Alexandria, VA
Frankie Welch is printed to the left bottom side of each of the four squares.
8” Wide x 34” Long
This seller is a proud member of The Costume Society of America (CSA) and The Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG).
Vintage 1976 Frankie Welch Bicentennial Scarf