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|Clothing: Square sheer scarf with nave, green, white, and red stripes|
Square sheer scarf with nave, green, white, and red stripes
This scarf was purchased while on a trip with Nicki Tripodes in 1998 buying clothing for The Closet Upstairs, a vintage clothing store on Newbury Street in Boston, MA. I worked with Nicki on weekends and would accompany her on trips to look for clothing to resell. I purchased this at a Salvation Army for $2.
Rayon is a manufactured regenerated cellulose fiber. It is made from purified cellulose, primarily from wood pulp, which is chemically converted into a soluble compound. It is then dissolved and forced through a spinneret to produce filaments which are chemically solidified, resulting in synthetic fibers of nearly pure cellulose. Because rayon is manufactured from naturally occurring polymers, it is considered a semi-synthetic fiber. Specific types of rayon include viscose, modal and lyocell, each of which differs in manufacturing process and properties of the finished product.