Monnaies et Symboles des Parisii by Zoe Pauwels

Although I seldom “meet” an Hermès carré I do not like, there are definitely those, that when I see them, my pupils enlarge, my mouth stretches into a big smile and my heart skips a beat. Each colorway is spectacular and my photos simply do not do this scarf justice.

Monnaies et Symboles des Parisii HERMES carre by Zoe Pauwels is definitely one of those scarves!

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Zoe’s circles and perfect squares layered on top of each other, her repeating intersecting lines, create the perfect backdrop for the ancient Celtic coins arranged on top of this “grid”.  Her shading create the illusion of metal, depth and space.

Together this perfect symmetry and balance draw you in and with it, the perfect spell is cast.

The two-tone color schemes do not detract, but, in my opinion, only add to the beauty of this composition.

The Monnaies et Symboles des Parisii, Currencies and Symbols of the Parisii, depicts various coins and symbols of the Celtic people, who lived along the Seine river in the heart of France and who gave name to modern day Paris.

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Special Edition for one of the world’s largest banks, the BNP Paribas

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Monnaies et Symboles des Parisii HERMES carre by Zoe Pauwels 2006

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Other colorways can be enjoyed here

Les Poulains and Monnaies et Symboles des Parisii, Two RARE HERMES Silk Scarves

Two amazing scarves coming to our store

Monnaies et Symboles des Parisii by Zoe Pauwels was issued in 2006. This is a truly stunning scarf with gorgeous colors and fabulous detail and such a gorgeous example of Madame Pauwels’ artistry.  The red is out of this world!

  • 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
  • Hermes scarf box may show signs of use
  • subject to prior sale

Read more about Zoe Pauwels on my blog

Monnaies et Symboles des Parisii HERMES Silk Scarf

Monnaies et Symboles des Parisii HERMES Silk Scarf

 

Monnaies et Symboles de Parisii HERMES carre, red with black border

Monnaies et Symboles de Parisii HERMES carre, red with black border

Monnaies et Symboles de Parisii HERMES carre, red with black border

Monnaies et Symboles de Parisii HERMES carre, red with black border

 

And Les Poulains, “the Foals”, was created by Xavier de Poret, a famous and accomplished artist. All of his, and I believe 14 in all, creations for the Maison Hermes are highly sought after and collected the world over.  Although he specialized in drawing birds and animals, he was also an accomplished portrait artist.

Les Poulains HERMES Silk Scarf

Les Poulains HERMES Silk Scarf

Les Poulains HERMES Silk Scarf

Les Poulains HERMES Silk Scarf

Also coming soon two Kachinas NIB

Zoé Pauwels

I have decided to start with Zoé Pauwels as my first featured Hermès artist. Not because her name starts with a “z” so last in the alphabet first on my list sort of thing, or because I just simply adore her Monnaies et Symboles des Parisii scarf, but because she has created well over 20 iconic scarves for Hermès and one of her scarf designs will be featured on this year’s Valentine’s Day stamp.

Yep, the French La Poste began enlisting French couture houses such as Chanel, Lanvin, Givenchy in 2000 to design its annual Valentine’s Day stamp. This year, the honor goes to Hermès and for the first time, La Poste is issuing a sheet of five stamps with different designs. The 2013 Valentine’s Day “heart” edition will be created around Hermès’ “De Tout Coeur” scarf designed by Ms. Pauwels.

In addition to her beautiful scarf designs, Ms. Pauwels is a serious modern artist.  Her works range from pencil drawings to oils, multi-media and murals.  On her website (www.zoepauwels.com , which I am afraid is no longer up 🙁 as of May 2016 when I am re-editing this post) she credits music for her inspiration. But after reading some of her quotes, I would add science and math.  You will find all her scarves on her site along with some interesting quotes…

Here is a small sample of some of Zoé Pauwels scarves

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Hommage a l’Explorateur Sir Ernest Shackleton HERMES – Grail Carre

Animaux Solaires 1994

Animaux Solaires 1994

La Musique des Sphères

La Musique Des Spheres HERMES Silk Carre 90 cm

La Musique Des Spheres HERMES Silk Carre 90 cm

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Monnaies et Symboles des Parisii

Monnaies et Symboles des Parisii HERMES Lt Blue

Monnaies et Symboles des Parisii HERMES Lt Blue

Monnaies et Symboles des Parisii

Monnaies et Symboles des Parisii

Pierres d'Orient et d'Occident

Pierres d’Orient et d’Occident

Pythagore

Pythagores HERMES Paris Zoe Pauwels Silk Twill Scarf

Pythagore HERMES Paris Zoe Pauwels Silk Twill Scarf

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La Danse du Cosmos HERMES Silk Carre 90 cm Zoe Pauwels

La Danse du Cosmos HERMES Silk Carre 90 cm Zoe Pauwels

Monnaies et Symboles des Parisii HERMES carre by Zoe Puawels in a lovely pink and gray colorway

Monnaies et Symboles des Parisii HERMES carre by Zoe Puawels in a lovely pink and gray colorway