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Original Issue Hermes Scarf ‘Plumes et Grelots’ by Julia Abadie c. 1995

Original Issue Hermes Scarf ‘Plumes et Grelots’ by Julia Abadie c. 1995

Vintage Hermes Scarf / Carre ‘Plumes et Grelots’ by Julia Abadie c. 1995

Julia Abadie designed over 30 scarves for Hermes over her 40 year career (1960s through 2010s), but not a great deal is known about her. She was born in Greece and had an extensive and diverse background in design and art. I think this is actually the first time I’ve encountered one of her lovely designs.

“At the center of this scarf are several quite ornate horse drawn sleighs or carriages. Horse drawn carriages and sleighs became quite the rage in central Europe in the early nineteenth century. This came about as affluent Europeans traveled to Russia in particular St. Petersburg, where they would so often fall under the spell of the city’s winter splendor and the beauty of the river Neva. Charmed not just by St. Petersburg’s splendor, but also the “unusual” means of transportation used by the locals, many Europeans returned home full of inspiration. These magical excursions sparked the imagination of the good society of Western Europe, which started to commission sleighs in the most luxurious and extravagant shapes although they could only be used occasionally and that many times only for short periods of time during the year.” (Thank you www.carredeparis.com)

 

Holly jacquard graces the border (increasing rarity and value).

 

Translates to ‘feathers and bells’.

 

Approximately 35’ square (90 cm).

Made in France.

Hand-rolled and stitched hems.

100% Silk; Dry Clean Only.

Tag is intact.

Excellent vintage condition.

    $295.00Price
    Excluding Sales Tax
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