One of my favorite Hermes scarves, the Etriers, by Francoise de la Perriere

About a year ago, I came across a very unusual Hermès scarf.  As the Etriers is one of my favorites, to purchase this unusual “edition” was an easy and quick decision.

What I had purchased was an unfinished Etriers with possibly 6 print layers missing as well as the roulotté non-existent.

A dear friend, who used to manage one of the Hermes stores for years, was as excited as I was, as scarves like this are quite rare and not easy to find.

I have decided not to have it hemmed, although Hermes offers this service at a fee, but instead to display it as an art piece, beautifully framed.

Still deciding on the right frame, I will post photos when it is done.

Please enjoy the photos below showing the difference between my unfinished Etriers and a lovely Etriers I have just listed for sale.

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Etriers – missing title and Hermes Paris
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Etriers with title and Hermes Paris
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Detail from the Etriers we have for sale
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same area of the “unfinished” Etriers for comparison

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copyright symbol on the unfinished version
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copyright symbol on the Etriers we have for sale

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I hope you have enjoyed the photos and comparisons.  Studying my unfinished Etriers has made me appreciate the time-consuming process with which each and every Hermès scarf is created.

Merci Maison Hermès –

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