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"Regina" Scarf

Scarf

French
Designed by Hermès (French, founded in 1837)


Dimensions

Length x width: 88.9 x 88.9 cm (35 x 35 in.)

Accession Number

2013.732

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red scarf. Dark blue ribbon creates a rounded, square-like frame. The corners of the frame are what appear to be part of a loosely woven belt (same dark blue color). From the center of each belt, in each corner, is a flower(s) depicted in blue and white. The type and number of each flower alternates between corners. In the top left and bottom right corners, there is a single flower with rounded petals. In the top right and bottom left corners, there are two flowers with pointed petals. Within the frame is a large bouquet of wild flowers and what appear to be leeks, and other leafy plants. The flowers vary, some with rounded petals, others with pointed petals. The bouquet is tied together in a bow with a dark blue, loosely woven ribbon with a thin braided trim (mirrored by the belts in each corner). The Wild flowers are similar to the flowers in each corner, and are also white illustrated with dark blue line work. The line work in this piece is thin and precise, and the blue pops against the red background. Design is symmetrical.

Provenance

Before 2011, acquired by Evelyn H. Lauder (b. 1936 - d. 2011); 2011, given by inheritance to her husband, Leonard A. Lauder, New York, NY; 2013, gift of Lauder to the MFA. (Accession date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

The Evelyn H. Lauder Fashion Collection—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder