London, South Kensington
30 October 1992
THOMAS EDWARD LAWRENCE (1888-1935)
An Arab headcloth woven with red silk and gold thread -- 38in. square.
This headcloth was given to Janet Laurie (the vendor's mother) by T.E. Lawrence. She was a close friend of the Lawrence family and became engaged to Lawrence's brother though the marriage never took place.
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National Portrait Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, December 1988. P. 75.
The headcloth is similar to the scarf lent to the National Portrait Gallery in February 1989 for their T.E. Lawrence Exhibition when it travelled to Japan.
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