This object is currently on display in room 302 as part of Contemporary Muslim Fashions. There is one other image of this object. See our image rights statement.

 

Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

2017

  • Work on this object began.

2019

2020

Scarf, Banned scarf, 2017

This is a Scarf. It was designed by Céline Semaan Vernon and made for Slow Factory.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as part of Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

It is dated 2017. Its medium is printed cotton and silk.


In 2017, Brooklyn-based fashion label Slow Factory partnered with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to create a collection of garments that responded to President Donald Trump's immigration ban on several Muslim-majority countries. Using open data and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) satellite images, Vernon created a scarf with the word “Banned” across the night sky over the Middle East, where many of the prohibited countries are located.

It is credited Courtesy of Slow Factory.

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