HERMES 90CM SILK SCARF - LA FEMME AUX SEMELLES DE VENT by ALINE HONORE
The woman with feet of wind pays homage to Alexandra David-Neel, a French/Belgian explorer made famous for her trek to Tibet in 1924.
From the Hermes website, The Story Behind:
The carre borrows its title from the epithet “The man with wind for his soles” that Verlaine has used of his friend, the travel poet Rimbaud. It pays homage to Alexandra David-Neel (1868-1969), the explorer, versed in knowledge, who studied oriental philosophies and covered thousands of kilometers crossing Central Asia and the Far East. Like the rugs and clothing of these regions, the carre is bordered with fur bands, here printed on the silk, and embroidered braids, mixing ethnic, geometric or floral patterns, interspersed with pieces of gold-work, charms, and earrings of silver, coral and turquoise.
Its prior owner retired and rehomed much of her collection - most unworn! - and the I thought the colors would totally be in my wheelhouse but alas it does me no favors. My error in judgement is your opportunity to own this NWT grail
Scarf title: La Femme aux Semelles de Vent
Scarf designer: Aline Honore
Year of Issue: 2009
Size: appx 35” x 35” or 90cm square when stretched flat
Material: 100% silk twill
Colorway 02 greens, steel blue, golden yellow
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