I. A. Kwumi Sefidin or I. A. Kwumi Sefedin or?

Feux du Ciel HERMES

Feux du Ciel HERMES

Correction 5/14/2018

Just picked up a Le Monde d’Hermes I from 2000 and see that Hermes refers to the artist as Sefedine Ibrahim Alamin.

Revision 12/17/2016:

In search of  more information about the artist behind the Feux du Ciel, which I am about to list I came across this wonderful information about the artist on Worthpoint, that I had to include here:
This beautiful scarf is by artist Sefedine Ibrahim Alamin (Kwumi).
“After his parents were killed in 1997, during a civil war, a then-14-year-old Sudanese boy named Sefedin found his way to a base camp for Doctors Without Borders, which placed him in a school for orphans. While there, drew colourful chalk sketches of African landscapes, which eventually landed on the desk of Jean-Louis Dumas.  Dumas, the now-retired chief executive of Hermès, had previously visited the school and asked the teachers to send him the work of any promising young artists. Dumas hired Sefedin to design for Hermes. He created six different styles “This boy was born during the war and saw nothing but death around him, but all of his designs are very peaceful,”.
This amazing “Feux du Ciel” Fire of Heavens scarf will be enjoyed for years to come! Colorful swirls of orange, green, yellow, pink, black and red and blue cover the pastel pink night sky! Yellow and white stars are also found in the sky.
Signed at the bottom Kwumi Sefedin, Hermes, Paris.
This is a limited edition scarf, comes with its Hermes box and the Le Carre Hermes Autumn-Winter 2008 Catalog.
Mint condition!
Measurements: 36″ x 35″
HEAVENS OF HERMES!

Courtesy: WorthPoint© 2016 – WorthPoint Corporation | 5 Concourse Parkway NE, Suite 2850. Atlanta, Georgia 30328 | 877.481.5750

Original post 10/22/2015:

I was just getting ready to reduce the price on the fabulous Hermès Smiles in Third Millenary silk scarf, when I discovered, that I had spelled this young African artist’s last name with an “i” rather than an “e” as in Sefidin rather than the correct way, SEFEDIN.

An easy way to find out, is to simply look at the scarf itself, where the signature, obviously shows an “e” rather than and “i”.  So why the mistake?  I refer to the Carres d’art by Genevieve Fontan many times to confirm first issue dates, and must have done so when I listed this fabulous carre for sale.  Assuming that Ms Fontan would not get the artist’s name wrong, I copied it from her source.  But just now, when I re-shot some of the photos in order to capture all the fabulous colors of this scarf, I noticed, to my embarrassment, that I had spelled the artist’s name wrong.

My sincere apologies –

May I present Smiles in Third Millenary by I.A. Kwumi Sefedin


The unusual and highly popular Hermès Smiles in Third Millenary carré was designed by I. A. Kwumi Sefedin and first issued in 2000.
The colors on this scarf are absolutely gorgeous and include the entire color spectrum making it an extremely versatile scarf and accessory.

Scarf drapes beautifully and depending on how you tie it or wear it, you can decide which colors you would like to showcase, making this a very versatile carre.

The perfect addition to your wardrobe or the perfect gift.

  • in excellent pre-owned condition
  • wonderfully soft silk
  • copyright
  • care tag
  • signed
  • plump hand rolled hem
  • approx. size: 36 x 36 inches or 90 x 90 cm
  • made in France
  • 100% silk
  • guaranteed authentic
    – HERMES scarf box may show some signs of use
  • layaway plans tailored to Your specific needs
  • subject to prior sale

Was $429 NOW $349

Authentic Vintage Hermes Silk Scarf Concerto by Clerc w/Box and Bolduc Ribbon and more…

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Concerto Jean Louis Clerc HERMES Paris Silk Scarf Carre de Paris

 

Frontaux et Cocardes HERMES Carre

Frontaux et Cocardes HERMES Silk Scarf by Carre de Paris

Chiens et Valets Rare HERMES Scarf

Chiens et Valets HERMES by Carre de Paris

Cliquetis, Julia Abadie, 1972 first Issue

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Cliquetis HERMES (re-issue) – SOLD

Cliquetis HERMES

Cliquetis HERMES (Original issue) – SOLD

Cliquetis is another HERMES carre that has become an icon in its own right.  Sadly, along with that, it has also become probably one of the most copied designs of the Parisian Fashion House.  Just a cautionary note, if you have just recently fallen in love with the Hermes Carre, please be careful not to purchase any Cliquetis, that sports the Hermes name in bold letters across the entire scarf.  A sure sign that you are dealing with a FAKE!

Cliquetis Hermes Paris

Authentic Cliquetis Hermes Paris

FAKE Cliquetis

FAKE courtesy of Etsy julianata*

*Thankfully, the seller did advertise it as a fake, but sadly someone actually purchased it… 🙂

Back to the inspiration behind Cliquetis.  Cliquetis translates to clatter more or less.

Looking at the scarf, I can almost hear the clatter these swords and sabers might make strung together the way Madame Abadie did on her carre.  The difference between a saber and a sword you ask?

At least the way I understand it is that a sword is a very old weapon dating back to sometime BC, it is straight and designed to thrust.  A saber, on the other hand, is a much more modern invention, think 18th century France.  It is typically curved, sports a larger handguard and its curved blade was designed to primarily slice.

The saber became extremely important during Napoleon’s Empire and almost every soldier had one.  The saber played a huge role in many of his battles including Waterloo.

It was during Napoleon, that officers began to personalize their sabers and swords and thus making the task of identifying them with a specific regiment or army corps much more difficult.  Consequently, large numbers of non-regulatory models exist from that period.  In general, however, the saber was considered par excellence the weapon of chivalry, while the sword was reserved for general officers and, in particular under the Consulate and the Empire, represented more than anything a symbol of civil and military authority.

Julia’s carre represents only some of these models, but certainly enough to give us an idea of the variety of types that were in circulation at the time of the Empire. Two of the most common sabers are located in the bottom row; the first left is a Navy sword, hence the anker and the third one would have most likely belonged to a senior officer of the Imperial Guard.  It is the one with the shell hilt.

I would also like to mention the sabretache in the right corner.

Cliquetis Hermes Paris Early Issue

Cliquetis Hermes Paris Early Issue

Yes, the same sabertache we find in Joachim Metz’s Poste et Cavalerie.  To read more about the Poste et Cavalerie and its sabertaches, please follow the link.

Happy reading.

Cliquetis Hermes Paris Vintage Julia Abadie, 1972

Cliquetis Hermes Paris Vintage Julia Abadie, 1972

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Plaques à Sabler, a Grygkar Treasure

Plaques a Sables HERMES RareThe Plaques à Sabler, which was designed by Hugo Grygkar and first issued in 1956, is a very interesting carre.  First off it is monochromatic.  And then what are we really looking at?

Plaques à Sabler, literally translates as “sanding plates”.  But what does that mean?

After a little research, I have learned that these were special metal plates and most likely used in stables to identify stalls reserved for the most senior officers of the cavalry or the army.
These metal plates had cutouts and were fitted with sturdy handles on the sides as can be seen in the scarf below.

Think of them as “negatives” of designs that were to be imprinted on the surface of the sand in the stalls.

After leveling the sand and compacting it, the plate was covered with colored powder in such a way that, once removed, the imprint or embossing would create a colorful decoration.  Apparently different colors could be used to create the effect of a painting and the results were to be quite remarkable.

The plaques in this carre belonged to Joachim Murat, who was King of Naples under Napoleon Bonaparte.
The Plaques à Sabler carre features five such plates with four hunting scenes on each side and a huntsman on his horse in the center. The four stirrups in the corners are from the early nineteenth century.

Like so many objects, that were the inspiration for the early carres, and especially those designed by Monsieur Grygkar, these metal plaques or plates too are part of Émile Hermès’ famous art collection.

This is a very rare Hermes scarf, sought after by collectors and here believed to be the original issue as it lacks copyright and of course Hugo Grygkar never signed any of his carres.  I have seen the issue date being stated as 1948 on other sites and in other resources, but the 1956 has been confirmed by the Maison Hermès.

 

Now you can Search and Shop by Artist…

In a constant effort to improve your shopping experience, we are currently working on adding a feature, where you will be able to search our entire scarf collection by various artists.

Come and have a look…

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Monnaies et Symboles de Parisii HERMES

$ 599.00

Monnaies et Symboles de Parisii by Zoe Pauwels was issued in 2006. This is a stunning scarf with gorgeous colors and fabulous detail and such a gorgeous example of Madame Pauwels artistry. Gorgeous symphony of blues on a crisp white background, so perfect to complement your summer wardrobe.

– in like new condition with no signs of wear
– copyright
– care tag
– approx. size: 36 x 36 inches or 90 x 90 cm
– made in France
– 100% silk
– guaranteed authentic
– gift wrapped
– subject to prior sale

Read more about Zoe Pauwels on my blog

Petit Marché is back by popular demand

Petit Marché – Shop authentic Hermes scarves for under $250

Here you will find scarves that may have some issues, such as tiny holes, uneven hem, weak silk or some spots but overall, they still look fantastic when worn.  These may, in fact, become your favorite go-to everyday scarves.

All items in the Petit Marché Collection are final sales.  Items are sold in as-is condition.

For additional photos, please email us at carredeparis@gmail.com prior to purchase.

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Coming Soon – our Petit Marché Collection

We are pleased to announce our new Collection!

The Petit Marché is the place where you will find authentic HERMES scarves for under $250.

Petit Marché – Because there are times when we simply do not want to take our holy grail scarf on that cruise, that horseback ride in the backcountry or the upcoming afternoon at the beach.

 

Hommage a Mozart by Julia Abadie

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria and became Classic Era’s most prolific and influential composer. A child prodigy, his career started at the tender age of five and during his 35 years, he composed over 600 works.

Hommage a Mozart is a glorious scarf celebrating one of the most loved composers of all time!

May I have the Keys please

The iconic Hermès Silk Scarf, Les Clés or Les Clefs, also knows as the Keys, was designed by Caty Latham and first issued in 1965.  This scarf has been re-issued numerous times due to its overwhelming popularity.

Sometimes also known as Keys, this is a scarf that transcends generations, trends, fads and one that has become an icon for the fashion-conscious.

The many faces of the Les Cles Hermes carre…

Read about the Inspiration for this design on my blog

Les Cles HERMES Paris Vintage Scarf Olive

Les Cles HERMES Paris Vintage Scarf Olive

Les Cles HERMES Exclusif Silk Blouse White

Les Cles HERMES Exclusif Silk Blouse White

Les Cles hermes 36" x 36" silk scarf

Les Cles Hermes 36″ x 36″ silk scarf