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Scarf

French
Designed by Hermès (French, founded in 1837)


Dimensions

Length x width: 88.9 x 83.8 cm (35 x 33 in.)

Accession Number

2013.743

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Scarf with pink border and mint green trim. Pale orange squared boarder beneath a mint green boarder. Within the mint green boarder is a checker board pattern with turquoise, pink, pale orange, and mustard yellow squares. On the checker board, are several scenes of charecters in masks (some dancing, some mingling). In the center of the checkerboard is a periwinkle, diamond-shaped frame, with a scene of a town square on the inside (the scene is illustrated in sepia tones). Birds are flying outside of the frame and change from sepia to orange. On each side of the diamond there are sets of colorfuly striped poles, and in each corner of the scarf there is an arrangement of masks, ribbons, and a music sheet.

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