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Designed by Hermès (French, founded in 1837)


Length x width: 87.6 x 85.1 cm (34 1/2 x 33 1/2 in.)

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Light pink scarf with a slightly darker pink border, 2in. wide. Within the border there are images of shells (tortise, clam, conch, etc.) arranged in varying patterns and shapes. On the faces of two shells are faint outlines of birds.The colors used in this scarf include, shades of pink, shades of brown, shades of purple,baby blue and mint green. The illustration is outlined with a thin black line.


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