Guaranteed authentic Hermes vintage GM shawl / scarf 140 cm in the coveted rare Chasse en Inde print.
Highly collectible print large cashmere and silk shawl.
Rich blue colorway.
Extremely intricate resplendent with tigers, gazelles, and birds with hunters on
horseback, elephants and on foot in a setting of a jungle with lush vegetation.
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Exactly 100 years after its founding Hermes had its first scarf debut in 1937 and 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.
The Chasse en Inde translates to Hunting in India and was created by Michel Duchene.
"Designed in 1985 for the Year of India, Chasse en Inde is inspired by a silk bed
throw embroidered with gold thread from Benares. It was displayed in the dining
room of the Indian Ambassador to France as a decorative wall hanging. The refined,
luxuriant design is reminiscent of an illumination. Hunting scenes are repeated
to infinity on a series of bands, calling to mind block-print Indian textiles."
The Hermes Scarf Creation Process
The scarves average as many as 27 colours.
Each design is created by hand-design and then brought to the screen printing process.
The artist's design is then broken down by Hermes engravers to unique films - one for each colour. As many as 47 films may be created for a single scarf.
During this time Brazilian silk is imported to France where the raw silk is woven - a process that can take up to three months.
Pigments are mixed and boiled to create perfect colours, and then the screens are applied to the silk which is stretched over the printing table.
Each screen applies new colour and pattern. When dry they are steamed to set them in place.
Finally the silk is cut into squares and seamstresses hand roll and sew the edges with silk thread that creates the signature edging of an Hermes scarf.
An Hermes scarf can take 18 months to create, and they are loved an collected with appreciation for the expert and attention detail that goes into each one.
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