Mary Jaeger (BS 1978, Textile and Apparel Design; MS 1980, Related Art) was commissioned to design the 100 Women Wall of Honor Scarf by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The 80″ x 25″ printed silk chiffon scarf (image at the top of the post) is inspired by the individual stories of the women who have made an impact on the quality of life in their communities, their family or in their chosen field. The short ends of the scarf are hand-fringed and the sides are hand-hemmed. The warm tonal blend of neutral oranges and blush shades are highlighted with soft blacks and touches of blues and greens.
The artwork was created in two layers, a top layer of Japanese rice paper over a translucent layer of vellum, using a combination of calligraphy, hand-drawing and collage. The arch of orchids, written words, softly colored disks and hot red-orange circles are symbolically rich and meaningful.
The scarf comes packaged in a black folder with written documentation telling about the architectural highlights of the 100 Women Wall of Honor and the scarf’s design process. A full-color blank card in a red envelope featuring the artwork is enclosed. The folder is bound with a 1″ strip of the original artwork and a red seal.
The scarf is being sold through DESIGN IN TEXTILES BY MARY JAEGER, and a portion of the proceeds will support special projects in the School of Human Ecology.
Orders placed before November 10 are guaranteed delivery in early December.
If you are interested in purchasing a scarf, please go directly to Mary’s website. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Mary directly by telephone at 212-625-0081 or by text at 917-416-2686.