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Scarf

French
Designed by Hermès (French, founded in 1837)


Dimensions

Length x width: 89.5 x 88.3 cm (35 1/4 x 34 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2013.756

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Scarf with mustard yellow, coral-pink, pink, forest green, and blue print. Coral-pink border with a forest green trim. Pink squared border beneath a red border. Within the red border is a checker board pattern with turquoise, pink, 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 red tones). Birds are flying outside of the frame and change from red to blue. 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