One of Annie Faivre‘s early designs, the Kimonos et Inros is much simpler than her later designs. It also lacks her by now famous monkey.
In her design, Madame Faivre features four Japanese kimonos and several inros.
An Inrō is an ornamental box many times with several compartments designed to store personal items such as medicines or seals.
An Inrō, part of a traditional Japanese dress, is worn suspended from the waist sash or obi.
Below is a close up of an inro from the Hermes Kimonos et Inros carre and for comparison a photo of a nineteenth century inro engraved with soaring cranes by Mount Fuji.
This somewhat elusive design was first issued in 1986 and is the perfect addition to any Hermes collection.
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