A stunning vintage 1977 large varuna wool wrap, shawl, scarf by very sought after Collier Campbell, probably for Liberty of London, in vibrant rich colours in reddy orange, golden yellow, greens and blues with black. It's in an iconic and well known design, with the Collier Campbell name and date woven into the fabric.
A fabulous large and rare varuna wool wrap, an early design probably designed for and sold through Liberty of London,a store through which much of the Collier Campbell creations of that time were sold. This scarf is signed by the stylish sister duo Collier Campbell 1977. It has the date and Collier Campbell name woven into the fabric and is in one of their most popular and recognisable designs, in a fabulous colourway which we love. For those unfamiliar with varuna wool it is a very soft, finely woven 100% wool fabric which is lightweight and warm but doesn't crush easily, so perfect for travelling. It is no longer used, so these vintage wraps, especially by Collier Campbell, are becoming increasingly rare to find particularly with no damage. Unfortunately, varuna wool proves delicious to moths and most examples nowadays are vintage and therefore some have more holes than a Swiss cheese.
This is a very rare example of an early Collier Campbell scarf, alas not in perfect condition as it does have a few small holes, visible on close inspection, the worst of which are in the photos above. We've seen these used as throws over sofas, or hung on a wall, adding a stylish vintage yet contemporary twist to a room scheme. Collier Campbell items from the era are very sought after and collectable and at BSV we love them, so try to find the best examples we can.
- This is in good condition, the wool is still excellent, crisp and vibrant with a perfect fringe.
- There are a few holes, mostly tiny,the worst are in the photos above.
- It's in a particularly attractive and eye catching design, doubly desirable because of the name and date.
- It is in a large size.
- The wrap is a very generous size at 52" x 52" and quite stunning.
This would be a very stylish wrap to wear, use as a throw or hang on a wall and properly looked after will last another 40+ years of glamorous wear. Perfect to pack for an exotic beach holiday with the fabulous colours! Notwithstanding the fact that it is not perfect, it is still very collectable and desirable.
Perfect gift for her.