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Scarf

French
Designed by Hermès (French, founded in 1837)


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2013.738

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red scarf. Thin blue and baby blue horizontal lines stripe areas of the surface 2in. away from each edge. There are four grey tigers (aranged in a right arrow formation) with dark grey stripes laying in large patches of beige grass. Each tiger has a small beige flower placed on its upper chest. Smaller patches of beige grass surround the tigers. There is a contrast between the pop of the bold red and blue and the muted beige and grey.

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