Vintage Hermes Ribbons ‘Bolduc’ 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 silk Hermes fashion scarf in a bright and colourful design called ‘Bolduc’ by J.L. Dumas. This interesting name of medieval French origin means a thin ribbon or thread used to wrap gifts. The pattern is recognisable as the decorative signature ribbon that ties every pretty parcel from the house of Hermès, first introduced in 1949. It is printed in bright pop art colours with a dotted border alluding to the celebrated saddle-stitch and if you look closely the famous carriage and groom also repeated. Vibrant and eye catching, they appear as if wrapped around the square and framed in a matching border. One’s eye is drawn towards a delightful bow tied up in the centre of the pretty web.
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. In a striking colourway on a quality twill silk with beautiful texture and subtle sheen. 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. This glamorous showpiece for an interior would also make a great birthday present or special gift as it cleverly portrays one itself.
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: Multicolour of lime green, neon orange, turquoise blue, bright shocking pink, ivory and off white.
Size: 15.5 x 15.5 “