The Isaac Newton Scarf Made in Britain from 100% Silk

This scarf is designed using images and text taken from Newton’s personal copy of the Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica published in 1687 and held by Trinity College, Cambridge. Details of the scarf are here.

The Principia was first published on 5th July 1687 by the Royal Society and established the Law of Universal Gravitation. It is regarded as one of the most important scientific books ever published.

Each individual image was photographed and then added to the design whilst the background of the mottled gold was created from an image of a single page of the book with all the diagrams and text removed. There is a combination of text, which is all in Latin and diagrams whilst several of the images used show Newton’s annotations for the second edition. The end result is a scarf that is gloriously stylish and intriguing, full of history and bound to be a talking point.

The 100% satin silk scarf is printed and made in Britain. It comes in a designer box and with a 20-page pamphlet about Newton, the Principia and the scarf. In all, an exquisite gift.

The scarf measures approximately 68cm x 180cm and comes in a designer box together with a 20-page pamphlet which gives a brief background to Newton, the book and the scarf. The Isaac Newton scarf is the first in a series of historic scarves designed around historically significant books and texts.

The Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (The Principia for short) by Isaac Newton in the Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge

The original copy of the book in Trinity College Library, Cambridge.

One of the most important scientific books ever published.