A scarf design created by French artist, Michele Szabo, and issued by Hermès as of its 1997/1998 fall/winter. The design is inspired by textiles that originate in tropical areas of Africa made from cotton and the fibers of raffia palm fronds. The design depicts both cotton bolls and raffia fronds and an African Royal donning a dusty pink turban made of the fabric created by weaving together the fibers from these two plants.
This design is titled (see, photo 8). It is also signed by the artist which is hard to read in this particular colorway (see, photo 9).
The colorway is comprised of a light blue border and light blue background with design details rendered in dark brown, chestnut, umber, wheat, camel, ecru, light khaki, dusty pink, black and white plus accents of light yellow and pistachio green. This 1997 scarf is in 10 out 10, new, pristine and unused condition (see our condition scale for reference). There are no stains, spots, discoloration, pinholes, thread snags or thread pulls to declare.
Hems are intact, tight and plump. The fabric/origin/care label is attached.The silk has a very crisp, smooth hand, and drapes beautifully. Not a boutique sale scarf. The scarf measures 35.5" x 35" (90cm x 88.9cm). Comes in its original Hermès gift box and with a Hermès 1997/1998 Autumn-Winter scarf catalogue, three shop cards and its bolduc/ribbon box tie. All in all, a sumptuous design that doesn't come to market very often, particularly in the pristine, unused condition this specimen presents.
It will make a super addition to your wardrobe should you be an established or new carré collector. Owning a Hermès scarf is almost a rite of passage for anyone interested in fashion, so make this stunning. Hermès yours, and own a piece of history and art while also helping ex-racing greyhounds and other sight hounds live and find new homes, a true win/win deal if there ever was!
Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, Inc. All scarves are pre-owned and 100% silk unless noted otherwise. The dimensions delineated for each scarf are the original dimensions designated by the designer when the scarf was first issued. Actual dimensions may vary slightly.
This scale is our own. Please consider it as a rule of thumb or guide. Each item is carefully inspected, and we endeavor to describe the condition of each item accurately, so please check each scarf's condition with photos. All observed defects will be pictured in photos or delineated in the scarf's written description section. A vintage scarf is not a new item, and may have some minor defects due to its age, storage and prior usage.
10 Mint: new or unworn condition. 9 Pristine: like new or rarely used condition. 8 Excellent: light use and well cared for or near pristine condition.
7 Very Good: medium use with or without tiny scratches, faint marks/stains or discreet thread run, but still in a most wearable, attractive condition. 6 Good: used feeling with noticeable scratches or stains, but still in very wearable condition. 5 Fair: there is a sense of overall use/obvious noticeable scratches or stains. The item "HERMÈS 1997 New in Box Rare 90cm Silk Scarf TURBANS DES REINES Light Blue Pink" is in sale since Saturday, July 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Women\Women's Accessories\Scarves & Wraps".The seller is "gsbmanager" and is located in Dallas, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, China, Japan, Australia.