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Opera House Collection - Devore Velvet Scarf - RedThis beautiful scarf features a sheer pattern inspired by our Opera House curtain in rich red velvet created using the devore technique.
12" x 60".
Red silk and gold combine to make the Opera House curtain one of the most splendid gifts The Kennedy Center has ever been given. A gift from the people of Japan, the elegant curtain was literally a big gift. Weighing 3,000 pounds and measuring 47 by 117 feet, its size posed a problem to weave. It was too large to be made by hand, yet required the sensitivity of hand weaving to convey the feeling of rhythm in the gentle curves of its design. The ingenious solution to this problem was to custom build the world's largest Jacquard weaving machine for Kyoto's master weavers, comprised of 3,600 needles.
The rhythmic pattern of the curtain is called Spring Flowers, a Japanese symbol of progress, in honor of the frontier spirit of President Kennedy.
Item Price: $40.00
Member Price: $36.00