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Jaguar Quetzal Cashmere Shawl

Jaguar Quetzal Cashmere Shawl

$525.00 $499.00

Jaguar Quetzal Cashmere Shawl cw16 Alice Shirley. Note this is very dark blue and not black. This thing is a hot mess! Lots of pulls and fuzz. Make this your first or bad weather or camping/hiking shawl and wear it without fear.

INFORMATION FROM HERMES:

Shawl in 70% cashmere and 30% silk (140 cm x 140 cm)
Color : gris chiné/bleu noir/gris

Designed by Alice Shirley
Ref. : H243168S 16

DESIGN HISTORY
The “jaguar warriors” of the pre-Columbian Aztec civilisation inspired Alice Shirley to dream up this big cat and its superb headdress, which is loosely inspired by the famous Penacho conserved in the Museum of Ethnology, Vienna. Made of feathers and semi-precious stones, this enormous headdress owes its beauty to the brilliance of more than 400 quetzal feathers. The quetzal is a tropical bird that lives in Central and South America, whose Aztec name means “long green feathers”. The designer, who is passionate about the animal world, gives us a tender portrait: a sleeping jaguar “dreaming of freedom”.

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Jaguar Quetzal Cashmere Shawl cw16 Alice Shirley.

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 <a href=”https://www.thggallery.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”><em>It’s-All-Goode Vintage Hermes Scarf Database</em></a>.     

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.