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″

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

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Did you know?

Two of my dear clients have brought something quite interesting to my attention and I wonder how many of us would have ever known this bit of HERMES trivia.

It has to do with the quite popular NEW ORLEANS (aka New Orleans Creole Jazz) carre, which was designed by Loic Dubigeon and first issued in 1996.

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And the corrected version (2006 reissue, personal collection).

I would not have known, that there were two different versions when I wrote this originally in 2016, had it not been for my two clients, who avid Hermes collector themselves, also happen to be professional jazz singers.

This was not the only scarf that “had” to be re-issued.  The Carnaval de Venise  had to be renamed to Fetes Venitiennes after the City of Venice filed a lawsuit against Hermes in 1999.

Only there was no threat of a lawsuit in the New Orleans case, but possibly simple human error or oversight.

An accomplished artist, Loic Dubigeon has brought us some gorgeous scarves such the Fantaisies Indiennes, Salzburg, La Ronde des Heures and many more.

For whatever reason,  Lil Hardin’s name became HARDING on the original issue.  The 2006 re-issue, has the correct spelling – LIL HARDIN.  I am unsure when Hermes caught this mistake.  Was it caught before 2006 and if so is there a corrected 1996 version?

Regardless when this mistake was caught, what is certain is that Ms. Hardin was the first major female jazz musician.  She was an accomplished pianist, composer, collaborator and singer and the second wife of Louis Armstrong, whose last name she added to her maiden name after their marriage in 1924.

Fascinating information, I would say and a big thank you ladies for sharing this with us!

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