Panthera Pardus Hermes Cashmere Shawl – 140cm – cw05 – gris chine/marine/turquoise – 2015 – Robert Dallet – while I often offer vintage and worn scarves, this one is in unworn pristine condition – it was never out of the box until I took these photos – modeling shots to come – original orange box available
Panthera Pardus Hermes Cashmere Shawl.
Design History from Hermès: From the incomparable animal painter Robert Dallet, a naturalist, and artist who devoted his life to the study and protection of animals. In particular, Dallet declared a special fascination, and boundless admiration, for the big cats, producing over a hundred plates cataloging every known species, including Panthera pardus, seen here. Today, the studies form part of the heritage collection of the house of Hermès. Dallet’s assured hand and confident drawing are especially striking – the fruit of days and weeks spent observing and sketching from life. The animal seems to emerge from out of the silk square. The panther is the embodiment of the force of Nature itself; its gaze, fur, and posture are astonishingly lifelike. The Indo-Chinese panther, or panthera pardus delacouri, lives a solitary life in the depths of the region’s great tropical forests, where it is threatened by deforestation and hunting. The name indicates a male panther, first studied in the early 1930s.
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. Click here to request access to the It’s-All-Goode Vintage Hermes Scarf Database. The scarf or carre (square) was introduced in 1937 featuring “Jeu des Omnibus et Dames Blanches.” The company’s scarf designers spend years creating new print patterns that are individually screen-printed. Designers can choose from over 70,000 different colors. When production started a dedicated factory was established in Lyon, France, the same year that Hermès celebrated its 100th anniversary. Today’s Hermès carrés measure 90 cm × 90 cm, weigh approx. 65 grams and are woven from the silk of 250 mulberry moth cocoons. All hems are hand-stitched. Motifs are wide-ranging. Since 1937, Hermès has produced over 2,000 unique designs.