Lovely Hermès Silk Opera Scarf Tsubas – 30 x 180 cm

You may not know ( I certainly didn’t :-)), that a tsuba is the hand guard or protective guard on a Japanese sword, which prevents the hand from sliding down onto the blade. Sometimes very plain, but typically embellished with carvings or inlays, a tsuba is predominantly made out of various metals but sometimes also leather. Image

more interesting information at http://www.shibuiswords.com/tsuba.htm

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Christiane Vauzelles inspired by the Japanese Tsuba, created this beautiful design for Hermès in 1991.  Here is a Tsubas as an etole or Opera Scarf –

rich in detail, symbolism and most definitely, styleImage

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