Head scarf. Grey rayon crepe square, printed in yellow, pink, black, blue, red, green and brown with "TIME GENTLEMEN - PLEASE JACQMAR" surrounded by groups of figures, including soldiers and sailors (American) drinking at bars, with a border of public house names and beer slogans at the corners - "Beer is best (stick to it) "Get Younger", What we want is Watneys", "My goodness, my Guiness", "Jacqmar, London".
Social Ritual Afternoon tea, or dinner with friends and family, going out for a coffee, or having a drink in the pub are just a few of the social rituals enjoyed by many. Some rituals have survived through the centuries, or been adapted to suit our ever-changing society, whilst others have been lost in the mists of time. Different cultures have their own social rituals. Although sometimes seen as strange and exotic, they often inspire other countries to adopt them. Food, drink and the rituals associated with them, once new, expensive or for the elite, are now taken for granted and part of everyday life. The objects on display reflect some of those rituals; where they came from and how they have changed, those that have survived and those that were lost. They each tell a story about a time and a place, the people from the past and society today.
size: 82cm x 82cm
Place of creation
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