Existing at a clearly demarcated crossroads between textile design and fashion, decorative scarves distill so much of what is interesting and alluring about the combination of fabric, pattern and color. The new book Scarves from Thames & Hudson (highlighted in the July issue of The World Of Interiors) is dedicated to their history. And, following one keyword to another, the World’s book announcement led me to this very interesting article by Artes Magazine on Ascher scarves. The scarf pictured above features a design by Francoise Gilot, produced by Ascher circa 1947.