The Ivy Retreat


1950's Infinity scarf

VintageRachel ChurchComment

Take a look at this find!  It's a 100% silk scarf from Japan.  Unlike traditional scarves, this beauty does not fold out to be a large square.  It's an infinity scarf that forms a loop with no ends.  The colors are amazingly vibrant and the abstract plaid pattern is so much fun.  I was trying to date it correctly and saw that the tag had a WPL number listed on it.  Having no idea what that was, I searched it and found out that WPL numbers were issued from 1941 through 1959 under the Wool Products Labeling Act.  The items under this act went up through 13669 and anything after that was an RN number.  This scarf is listed as 13407, so it was made during the later years of the 1950's.  I think it looks surprisingly modern though!  Check it out in the shop today!