4.11.2016

Hermes Scarf as Art!

The colors in an Hermes scarf are incredible.  The bold. rich colors and patterns set the scarves apart. The square silk accessory is much sought after both as a status symbol and for many a collector.  I remember the first time I spotted the well known scarf, it was not worn as a scarf, but instead made into the largest and most amazing pillow I had ever seen.  Upon research I realized it wasn't actually fabric at all, but quite possibly the most expensive and exquisite scarf I had ever seen.  It was love at first sight. 


According to the book The Hermes Scarf: History and Mystique by Nadine Coleno, the scarf "is a style icon".  The book goes on to say this ... 

Worn by royalty and celebrities, coveted and admired, and now avidly collected, this deceptively simple square of silk is much more than just a fashion accessory: it is the stuff of legend.

Since the first scarf made its debut in 1937, the House of Hermès has produced more than two thousand different designs. This book explores this lavish history through a sumptuous selection of scarves chosen from seven decades of creative innovation, from the classic designs that embody the Hermès tradition to the wildly imaginative stylings of contemporary designers.
A scarf is never the work of one individual; at every stage of its creation, talent and craftsmanship combine to create a handfinished work of art. These qualities shine through in the sumptuous illustrations which lead the reader into a richly coloured world packed with a multitude of motifs.
From vibrant opulence to subtle harmony, every scarf conveys a mood and every one tells a story. 













For quite some time I have wanted to frame an Hermes scarf for our home.  The current #oneroomchallenge seems the perfect time to do so.  I have my eye on a few, but still need to settle on the perfect one for the space.  I love how each of the scarves above create the most incredible and one of a kind art for the rooms in which they are displayed.  

I found some incredible examples at perfect prices.  Check out this one, this one and of course this one. And of course, you can always hunt them at high end resale shops like this one in Atlanta. 

I can't wait to see the one I chose framed and hanging in our completed den. 

Stay tuned ... 

3 comments:

  1. I know you're looking at Hermes scarves, but this Gucci one is SO you!
    https://www.gucci.com/us/en/pr/women/womens-accessories/womens-silks-scarves/womens-silk/embroidered-check-modal-silk-shawl-p-4196544G8654178?position=5&listName=SearchResultGridComponent

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  2. I love all of them framed. I have an Hermes scarf my brother brought back from Paris for me in 1995 while he was on his honeymoon. It is the "Lost City of Atlantis" scarf. This makes me want to frame it but it doesn't really fit in with my neutral French Country Coastal style. It's sentimental to me though. :)

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