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Vintage Hermes Turquoise 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 featuring an exquisite band design named ‘Les Tambours’ designed by by Joachim Metz in 1989, in a delicate colourway of greeny blue shades.
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 beautiful and extremely detailed illustration features a group of old fashioned drums, accompanying drum sticks and matching decorative adornments and charming tassels, framed in rope and with chains, medallions and crowns ornamenting the corners. The ‘Garde National’ was a French militia which existed in the 1700s and was separate from the French Army. It would make an elegant showpiece for an interior and the festive subject matter a wonderful Christmas present. The ‘Hermes’ signature appears in many places, some hidden in the elaborate detail and the most prominent at the front in a plaque. Before being carefully unravelled 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: Green blue, red, yellow, brown, antique gold, duck egg blue, yellow ochre, mustard, navy, orange, turquoise and off white.
Size: 16.5 x 16.5 “