The underrated & unappreciated Ciels Byzantins HERMES carre

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Ciels Byzantins HERMES silk scarf was designed by Julia Abadie and issued in 1997. 

Now a lot of HERMES scarves receive accolades, some are called “rare”, “sought after”, “collector” and some are even referred to as GRAIL.  But what about Julia Abadie’s Ciels Byzantins? Has it been overlooked by most, including yours truly here?

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I do have to confess,  that I have been until now, pretty much “unimpressed” with the Ciels Byzantins.  I have always thought the two peacocks were way too small to take center stage, and yes, there are the half circles and squares, a geometric composition, which I am typically drawn to did absolutely nothing for me.  Certainly nothing like the Monnaies et Symboles des Parisii!

And did I mention it is a jacquard scarf? Even that did not make it register on my HERMES Richter scale.

But boy, was I wrong!

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The colors for one, are spectacular.  The bold gold against the Mediterranean blue is simply out of this world.  The patterns? Fabulous! Just like walking across the ancient tile floors I now remember admiring in Malta.

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The jacquard silk with its prancing peacocks? Simply luxurious.

But what about this softer color palate?

Most definitely, beautiful in its own right!

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In any colorway, this truly is a gorgeous scarf; underrated and unappreciated? I say, “NO MORE!!!”

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