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Scarf

French
Designed by Hermès (French, founded in 1837)


Dimensions

Length x width: 88.9 x 88.3 cm (35 x 34 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2013.752

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dark blue border, 1in. wide. From the inner edge of the dark blue border is a turquoise border, 2in. wide. Approximatley 1/2in. from the inner edger of the turquoise border is a set of thin stripes (maroon, muddy green, yellow, dark blue) that create a border in the shape of a square with the corners cut off. At the edge of the turquoise border is another set of thin stripes (maroon, muddy green, and yellow). Within the border created by the stripes is a deep blue square filled with tree branches with bright green leaves. Seven blue parakeets sit on the tree branches.

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