HERMÈS

Hermes Shawl La Cite Cavaliere Bleu Royal Blanc Blue Encre Cashmere Silk Scarf 140

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HERMÈS

Hermes Shawl La Cite Cavaliere Bleu Royal Blanc Blue Encre Cashmere Silk Scarf 140

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Guaranteed authentic Hermes La Cite Cavaliere Cashmere and Silk scarf by Octave Marsal.
Depicts a bird's eye view of Paris with the horse at its heart!
Exquisite in Bleu Royal, Blanc and Bleu Encre.
Signature hand rolled edge.
Comes with signature Hermes Box and ribbon.
NEW or NEVER WORN 
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SCARF MEASURES
140cm X 140cm

CONDITION:
NEW or NEVER WORN

 

TIDS 'N BITS
"Inspired by a 17th-century engraving depicting a bird’s eye view of Paris, Octave Marsal reinvents the French capital’s streetscape. The original design was the work of Matthäus Merian the Elder, a Swiss-German copperplate engraver and publisher noted for his numerous editions of maps. With artistic license, Marsal maps the course of the Seine, the city walls and monuments of a dreamlike Paris, creating a Cité cavalière with the silhouette of a horse at its heart. The landmarks and the coat of arms of this imaginary city are clear to see, but a few secrets remain to be discovered… Can you spot the Faubourg store, the Colossus of Rhodes, a saddle, and a reference to the iconic Brides de gala?" - Hermes

The Hermes Scarf:
The Hermes scarf, also called “le carre” (the square), debuted in 1937 exactly 100 years after the company was founded by Thierry Hermès. Since then each scarf has told a story in elaborate intricate designs from the whimsical to the harmonious. Hermes scarves evoke emotions from the equestrian to the universe and has been loved through the decades by a myriad of women throughout the world and are coveted and collected.
In 1987, with the creation of L'Annee du Feu D'Artifice, Hermes began to create a theme each year. Over 2000 designs have been created and takes two years to make from inception. Each scarf has about 30 colours and has to be individually screened.
Along with limited editions and reprints of older designs in new colours, two collections of silk scarves and two collections of cashmere/silk blend scarves consisting of nine prints each are released every year.
Since Hermes scarves are so beautifully designed, often times they are framed and used as coveted artwork on walls.