Scarf of the new South African flag, signed in 1995 by President Nelson Mandela
Magnificent Santini scarf of the flag of South Africa, with the black isosceles triangle featuring an image of Nelson Mandela and a white facsimile signature, measuring 31 x 31 unfolded, signed on the yellow band in black ink, “N. Mandela, 24. 4. 95.” Includes a French-language softcover copy of 491 Days: Prisoner Number by Winnie Madikizela-mandela, who has signed the first free end page in black ballpoint, “All my love, Winnie Mandela, 10-2-2014.” In overall fine condition.
Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient for the scarf, which reads, in part: “In 1995 Nelson Mandela was a guest on our national entertainment TV show People of the South, hosted by Dali Tambo…At the end of the program all cast and crew posed for a photograph. As producer, I stand next to Mandela in the picture, and Dali Tambo on the other side. I had purchased a large scarf that celebrated the new South African flag, bordered by piece doves, and adorned with Mandela’s face, which I had worn in my jacket breast pocket…While we were standing in line waiting for the audience to disperse, I asked President Mandela to sign my scarf, and he obliged.”