On one hand, they’re undeniably beautiful and intricate patterns that could make a very attractive scarf collection were a fashion designer willing to give them a style comeback. On the other hand, if anyone were to take a second look at your scarf, they would find the image of a communist regime…
These are the communist shawls, scarves, table cloths and curtains that were popular at the dawn of the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s when textile production was booming and an abusive government was eager to spread its propaganda.
(Spot the Soviet obsession with sporting success, romantic depictions of farmers and factory workers, the angular, geometric lines of Soviet Constructivism and the airplanes, trains and industrial smoke stacks).
Via English Russia