This is a vintage Frank Olive silk hand-painted head scarf. To be honest, I had never heard of Frank Olive, but as I am want to do, I did a little research on him. Apparently, he was a well known milliner on the Kentucky Derby scene. What is interesting to me, is that this is one of the only items I have of my mother's form my dad's brief tenure at Bonwit Teller. I think Bonwit's had great potential, but it's large scale corporate takeover, (the same one that was the reason my father left), really sunk it. Here's to old time department stores, and ladies hats.
I case you want any more backstory on Frank Olive, here you go: http://www.vintagevixen.com/store/pc/Frank-Olive-Hats-d159.htm