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Elephant Bandanas

Nearly complete, this set is missing the purple “Indian” bandana.

The set of Elephant Bandanas were sold in the summer of 1985 and are very fun to collect. BR did a number of bandanas and scarves, but these have the best pattern and use of the logo in my opinion. They came in two color sets–“African” (khaki brown, red earth, tan, and blue) and “Indian_ (red, teal, purple and orange). In real life the Indian colors are less saturated than the catalog page shows the teal is bluer and more muted than the bright green pictured–assuming I’m right that the teal blue I have is the Indian and not the African blue which appears to be more of a cobalt. I’m only three colors away from a full set!

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Robyn Adams
Robyn's fascination with Banana Republic began in 1984 when her Alaskan adventurer father began buying the clothing and giving her the catalogs. She loved the clothes and as an artist she was drawn to the illustrations. She went on to study illustration at art college in BR's hometown of San Francisco and worked for years as a background artist for animation. She is now based in Oakland, CA as a graphic designer and illustrator with Secret Fan Base . She's been collecting and archiving at Abandoned Republic since 2011.

1 Comment

  • Jorge H. Romero on March 28, 2020

    Thank you for the post – truly epic!

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