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Texture brings us closer to ourselves and further away from words. Sometimes all we have is what we feel. Our fingertips take us to unspoken places and tell us past stories that slipped between consciousness.

LINEA Germania’s recent collection: Rocks, Paper, Scissors serves as the perfect gift for your loved ones.Each scarf in this collection is handcrafted by Nepali artisans and silk screened onto an ethically sourced cashmere-silk blend textile. Share a gift that feels and looks good. The holiday season is the perfect time to introduce our scarves into your wardrobe!

Shop our newest collection here.

If you need inspiration on how to wear your LINEA Germania scarf, follow the hashtag #howiwearmylg on Instagram and see how others wear theirs. Happy Holidays!


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Black Models and Early Modernism

“Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today,” at Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery is a long past due exhibition curated by Denise Murrell. Her exhibition focuses on overlooked black female models in the paintings of classical modernist painters like Matisse and Manet.

 1.“Young Woman With Peonies,” 1870 2.Manet’s “La négresse (Portrait of Laure),” 1863 3.Thomas Eakins’s “Female Model,” circa 1867-69 4.Romare Bearden’s “Patchwork Quilt,” 1970 5.Olympia, 1856 by Edouard Manet

1.“Young Woman With Peonies,” 1870 2.Manet’s “La négresse (Portrait of Laure),” 1863 3.Thomas Eakins’s “Female Model,” circa 1867-69 4.Romare Bearden’s “Patchwork Quilt,” 1970 5.Olympia, 1856 by Edouard Manet

One of the most interesting paintings in this exhibition is Manet’s “Olympia”. What’s interesting about this painting is that even though the painting has been discussed profoundly in art history, the black model wearing a headwrap is continuously overlooked. As stated eloquently by Denise Murrell, “This woman is in full view, but she’s invisible, ignored in the narrative…. Would Manet really give all this pictorial space to someone he didn’t want us to pay attention to?” This brings up the question: Why are women of color continuously overlooked in classical art, even when the artists include them in these paintings for specific purposes?  Artists from the Harlem Renaissance featured in this exhibit included these Black women in their art because Modernism is meant to tell “the critical story of modern portrayals of black figures”.

The beautiful part about this rediscovery of black models in Early Modernism is that we can see what black women were wearing and how they were living their everyday lives during these early time periods. It is important that we continue to talk about those who are often overlooked in history so that their stories are not forgotten.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/01/arts/de...

Tignon Laws

Tignon (pronounced “tiyon”)- a piece of cloth worn as a turban headdress by Creole women of African ancestry in Louisiana. In 1786 Governor Esteban Rodriguez Miró of Louisiana created laws meant to govern the ways in which African American women were allowed to dress. Due to the fact that black women’s beauty served as too much of a “competition” to that of white women, black women were forced to wrap their hair in a tignon. This was supposed to make them less attractive. Fortunately, the black women of Louisiana turned this head wrap into a fashion and art form.

 1. 19th Century Tignon Wearing Women of Color 2. 1786 Francois Beaucourt, Portrait of Servant Woman 3. Woman in Tignon Selling Fruits & Vegetables 4. Women of Santo Domingo in Tignons

1. 19th Century Tignon Wearing Women of Color 2. 1786 Francois Beaucourt, Portrait of Servant Woman 3. Woman in Tignon Selling Fruits & Vegetables 4. Women of Santo Domingo in Tignons

Source: https://b-womeninamericanhistory19.blogspo...

What We’re About

Scarves have been worn internationally by women and men for thousands of years. Linea Germania has dedicated this blog to the exploration of the scarf in both historical and modern day culture. With the inclusion of submissions from faithful clients, Linea Germania aims to highlight the importance of the scarf’s influence on fashion and culture.