Mobutu Sese Seko, scarf edition

My late father-in-law, a U.S. Army major, was posted to the Congo (then Zaïre) in the 70s and thusly was honored by his host, president Mobute Sese Seko. How sad life must have been in Brazzaville, over the waters, where there were no silk Mobute Sese Seko scarves.