Vera Neumann, (1907-1993) is known world wide as “Vera”. She loved nature, people and travel and this is reflected in her art. She used vivid, bold, brilliant colors, floral patterns and sometimes the ladybug trademark. Her scarves are highly collectable; her designs are still fashionable today - as they never go out of style. Timeless!!!!We have traveled from San Diego to San Francisco in search of Vera scarves. We discovered them in Antique Shops, Thrift stores and at Estate Sales. We found some Vera scarves dating from the late 1940’s early 1950’s and some rare and hard to find items.
Vera began her business in 1947. Here are some pictures of her early scarves that we found this summer in California. Vera used the ladybug because it means "Happiness". The scarf below is an example of one of Vera's early works. You will notice that the Vera signature has no copyright mark.
We also found several floral scarves this summer. Some were made of silk, and a combination of vinyl and silk, and some were printed on sheer silk fabric.
Vera also painted paisleys however; she had her own version of a paisley print. Paisleys were very popular in the 1960's and 1970's and agian today.