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Vintage Hermes Green Astrology 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 Hermes fashion scarf in a bright green astrology design by Marie-Francoise.
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 busy illustration detailing all the star signs of the zodiac would be a flamboyant showpiece for an interior and also make a great birthday present, and the strong festive green a wonderful Christmas gift. The ‘Hermes’ signature adorns the elaborate piece in many places, most prominently at the front in a plaque. Featuring the sun in the middle surrounded by numerous rings of a sundial framed by elaborate ornamental decorations. In a striking colourway on a 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 out 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
Color: Emerald green, blue, multi-colour, red, orange, yellow, brown, antique gold yellow ochre, mustard and off white.
Size: 16.5 x 16.5 “