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Vintage Hermes Blue Silk Scarf and Irish Linen Cushion Pillow
The ‘crème de la crème’ of scarves, this beauty is a one-of-a-kind custom made luxury cushion (pillow) from an exquisite vintage silk celestial themed Hermes fashion scarf designed by Joachim Metz in 1994. Named ‘Carpe Diem’, an upbeat Latin aphorism meaning seize the day. Available in an assortment of colorways but rarely seen in these unique soft muted tones. The busy illustration depicts a golden sun in the centre, radiating out through multicoloured beams, stylised rays, stars and the moon astrology, ornamental roman numerals depicting time, perhaps a partial sun dial, and an opulent marbled border detail. An all round happy piece, radiating positive energy, the sun even has a smile.
The French company began in 1837 producing superior quality leather goods, harnesses and saddles, which makes sense that 100 years later the main theme on their luxury scarves is equestrian. Hermes scarves, known as ‘carre’ (squares), have become a symbol of French chic and are a highly desirable object across the globe that still continues to delight. Favoured by the ‘jet-setters’ of the 50s and 60s and gaining iconic status by Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and even Queen Elizabeth II. The ‘Hermes’ signature adorns the elaborate piece in a couple of places, most prominently at the front in a plaque.
Quality twill silk with beautiful texture. It was made using the ‘Lyonnaise technique’ silk screen process with each of its frames traditionally laid one by one by hand (the more complex patterns can go up to 42). Before being carefully unraveled to create our cushion, the edge was delicately hand rolled and hemmed, a distinctive French style finish of all Hermes scarves.
Backed in new 100% pure Irish linen, the aristocrat of textiles and certified by the Irish Linen Guild, lined in a layer of natural bamboo wadding, filled with new plush duck feather insert and a concealed zip. The traditional oatmeal color linen is a combination of the unbleached raw colour of the natural flax plant on the weft intertwined with pristine white on the warp, resulting in a beautiful mottled effect.
A contemporary cushion (pillow) constructed with antique elements by using fragments of precious fabric.
Handcrafted in Ireland
Created by designer-maker Katie Larmour
Colour: Cream, blush, ivory, beige, powder pink, soft grey (gray), off-white, antique gold, yellow ochre, sage green, baby blue, olive, red, peach and rust.
Size: 16.5 x 16.5 “