Orgauphone et Autres Mecaniques, why is this scarf not in demand???

Whenever I see an Hermes Orgauphone et Autres Mecaniques jacquard silk scarf by Françoise Faconnet, which was designed and issued in 1996, I am astounded at its beauty. The treble clefs woven into the silk alone resonate with my heart.

As far as the Carres d’Art is concerned, it scores a solid 3C, which means that is “quite rare and quite sought after”.  So why is it, that it is not that popular in the US? So, I decided to do a little research…

For one, it is not even credited to Françoise Faconnet on a popular online reference site.  Really? When you look under this artist the Orgauphone et Autres Mecaniques does not even show up there! Her other scarves like Astrologie / Dies et HoreLa Cle des ChampsDaimyo Princes du Soleil LevantCourbettes et Cabrioles do, but not this one. You have to search by the scarf name itself and only then and only one, yes, one photo comes up.  Sad, very sad, indeed.

Let me tell you, why neglecting to notice this special carre is truly a shame.

This scarf, like so many of Françoise Faconnet’s carres, oozes with gorgeous detail and the symphony of colors is fabulous in pretty much any colorway.

This scarf is dedicated to music, to the organ to be exact.

Both the huge organ, found in churches and cathedrals and the hand held, perhaps less grand type, the kind that filled the streets of Europe in days past, are both represented and given proper credit in this scarf.


Notice the beautiful pipes and detail throughout (below)P1240396As jacquard silk scarves are very expensive to produce, Hermes has unfortunately stopped making these exquisite scarves altogether.

I would personally like to say “Thank You, Madame Faconnet for bringing us this gorgeous scarf, which I for one appreciate and adore!

Merci, Madame Faconnet!

Other fabulous scarves by Françoise Faconnet can be admired in greater detail on our flickr page, just follow the links:  Astrologie / Dies et HoreLa Cle des ChampsDaimyo Princes du Soleil LevantCourbettes et Cabrioles

Carres d’Art by Genevieve Fontan, copyright Arfon 2010



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