Ashmolean Museum Oxford

Colour Revolution Habotai Scarf


An exclusive habotai silk scarf inspired by jewellery pieces included in the Colour Revolution: Victorian Art, Fashion & Design exhibition. This scarf design has been created specially for the Ashmolean.

The jewellery behind this collection dates from the late 19th century and was inspired by Japanese art, which had become popular in the Victorian era. These pieces were created by a number of jewellers including Parisian jeweller Alexis Falize, who was among the first to integrate vibrant flower and birds motifs inspired by Japanese prints in his precious enamels.

Credit: Cloisonné enamel and gold necklace • Alexis Falize (1811–1898) • WA1964.29.1 Cloisonné enamel and gold earrings • Alexis Falize (1811–1898) • WA1964.29.2
Enamel and gold bracelet • Alexis Falize (1811–1898) • WA1964.29.3
Enamel and gold bracelet • Hunt and Roskell (1843–c.1965) • WA1964.29.4

Exclusive to the Ashmolean Museum.

Materials: 100% Silk

Dimensions: 150 x 35cm