Hemisphaerium Coeli Boreale Zodiaque Hermes Scarf

Hemisphaerium Coeli Boreale Zodiaque Hermes Scarf


Hemisphaerium Coeli Boreale Zodiaque Hermes Scarf – 1994 – Loic Dubigeon – off-white/ivory and grey – unworn pristine – box available – This Hermes scarf is a reissue of the long-favored Hermes design named Zodiaque and originally designed in 1938 by Hugo Grygkar. The design of this Hermes scarf is best known as Hemisphaerium Coeli Boreale since the name Zodiaque is nowhere on the scarf. The background on this elegant Hermes scarf is off-white/ivory with varying shades of gray detail.

Hermes writes: Facing the sky and its thousands of ever-changing stars, man invented constellations to guide him, the universal reference points of today. Strange animals and mythological characters thus integrated the celestial vault, influencing the destiny and intentions of man. The carre Zodiaque represents the skies, such as imagined during the Renaissance period and the Neo-Classical Age. The French National Library houses these celestial atlases which have inspired this design, one of the first by Hermes.

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Hemisphaerium Coeli Boreale Zodiaque Hermes Scarf – 1994 Loic Dubigeon. The Hermes scarf – a 90 cm silk square weighing approximately 65 grams – has graced the necks of the world’s outstanding ladies and continues to be an indispensable accessory for all elegant women. Manufacturing methods may have evolved since the first scarf was turned out in 1937, but high-quality traditional craftsmanship remains the standard. The factory is situated in Pierre-Benite, near Lyon, the capital of silk. In the printing department, bolts of silk are fixed on immense tables more than 100 meters long. A printer places a silk screen frame corresponding to one color and one particular design and applies the appropriate dye. These steps are repeated as many times as the number of frames needed to arrive at the final pattern. Depending on its complexity, 24 to 70 applications may be required. Once it is printed, the bank of silk is put to dry above the tables for the entire day. Later it is washed, dried, ironed and cut. A seamstress puts the finishing touch with a hand-sewn hem on the scarf’s four borders. The colors employed call for a variety of utensils worthy of a great chef. The assemblage of pigments under neat allows for the composition of 38 primary colors which, skillfully mixed, produce an infinite range of hues and shades. Hermes creates new patterns based on a specific theme every year. More than 1000 different models exist, each one conjugated in a dozen colors. Click here to request access to the It’s-All-Goode Vintage Hermes Scarf Database. It’s All Goode specializes in vintage Hermès treasures, primarily Hermès silk scarves and Hermès cashmere shawls. Many of our Hermès scarves and shawls are in unworn, pristine condition. All items are consigned to It’s All Goode or come from my own collection. It’s All Goode does not shop Hermès sales or the internet for marked-up resale of vintage Hermès scarves.