Paridaisa, which means enclosed garden in Persian, is a gorgeous scarf by Eugene Brunelle. It was first issued in 1984 and re-issued to my knowledge in 1998 and again in 2004 as a muslin shawl. I also believe that Mr. Brunelle designed only this one scarf for Hermes. After discovering his website, I learned that he was born and raised in New England. So perhaps Kermit Oliver is not the only American ever to design for the Fashion House after all.
After studying on both sides of the Atlantic, Mr. Brunelle, entered the world of furniture and design, which ultimately landed him at Hermes as the head of merchandising for their Asian Pacific region. After twelve years at Hermes, Mr. Brunelle in 2004 left in order to dedicate himself to produce his own lines of contemporary furniture and objects.
JEB Table & CALEB Chairs photo courtesy of eugenebrunelle.com