French Anti Tank Missile Scarf. Linen-weave Pashmina
Nord Aviation Pashmina Scarf. Cold War SS.11 Wire-Guided Anti-Tank Missile screenprint. Shown: Red on sand; black on sand; black on golden olive. Vintage-inspired silkscreen print, wholly recreated by Cyberoptix from real finds. Hand-printed in our Detroit studio.
During a trip to the Western US, Cyberoptix founder Bethany stopped at a junkyard that was within an hour's drive of a military base. While picking about, she quite literally stumbled on a number of thick, olive drab fiberglass missile cases, complete with spent warheads. Each case also held paper documentation of launch records, all were in French script dating from 1966-1968. The "Nord Aviation" sunburst sticker was peeled from a spent warhead contained in the case, scanned, retouched, and enlarged to scarf size.
• Pattern: Nord Aviation screenprint.
• Fabric: Viscose (modal linen). Vegan safe.
• Texture: Woven linen-like.
• Weight: Perfect for all seasons.
• Printing ink: Non-toxic, waterbased ink.
• Scarf size: 74" x 28" with 3" tassels on both ends.
• Print size: 15" x 23" at one end.
• Print color: Black or red.
• Scarf color: Many! Choose from dropdown.
• Care: Hand wash cold; lay flat or hang to dry.
• Creases and folds? Iron high.
About Nord SS.11 ordnance: During the Cold War, tanks assumed the main role in ground combat. Therefore, the development of various types of antitank missiles became top priority in weapons manufacturing. This missile could also be used against personnel, gun emplacements, roadblocks, and fortifications.The French were the first to place in production a wire guided missile; it was so effective and inexpensive (about $1900 dollars) that the US Army bought the SS.11 from French production lines, at a time when the US government seldom allowed the purchase of any non-USA-made item.
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