The Inspiration for the LE JARDIN DE LA MAHARANI

Leave it to Annie Faivre to create another wonderfully intricate and a perfect scarf for summer, her Le Jardin de la Maharani. Dedicated to a princess, this scarf will make anyone who wears it feel like one…


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Kachinas by Kermit Oliver


The Kachinas Hermes scarf was designed by highly collected American artist, Kermit Oliver, who in addition to the Kachinas has designed some of the most sought after scarves such as the Faune et Flore du Texas (1986), Les Cheyennes (1993), Concours d’Elegance – 1885 Limousines de Voyage (2002) and Mythologies des Hommes Rouges (1994) to name but a few.

Just like the name suggests, this design is filled with Kachina dancers. According to Pueblo Indian mythology a Kachina can be one of three things, a deified ancestral spirit, a person who represents a kachina spirit in a ceremonial dance or a carved figurine representing a kachina spirit.


Colorful Kachinas dance across this highly sought after Hermes carre.

An interesting article about the artist can be found here and photos of other Kermit Oliver scarves here.

Kachinas Hermes carre in other colorways:

Kachina HERMES Kermit Oliver
Kachinas HERMES Kermit Oliver
No matter what colorway, the Kachinas remains a favorite and an HERMES Classic – SOLD

Just in…Vaisseau de Premier Rang Hermes Scarf and many more…

Here is a small sample of some of the very special scarves I recently listed for sale at my Carre de Paris online Boutique.

I invite you to come and have a look…

Vaisseau de Premier Rang Hermes silk scarf (100% silk) – Vintage RARE 
Designed by Philippe Ledoux
Épisodes de la Chasse à Courre Hermes scarf (100% silk) – RARE Vintage
Designed by Charles Jean Hallo in 1961
The Sextants Hermes Silk Scarf – (100% silk) – RARE
Designed by Loïc Dubigeon in 1981
Louveterie Royale Hermes silk Jacquard scarf (100% silk) 
Designed by Charles Jean Hallo in 1961

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Jardin Creole Hermes silk scarf by Valérie Dawlat-Dumoulin – 1994

Designed by Valerie Dawlat-Dumoulin in 1994 this scarf is both bold as it is beautiful.

I am pleased to be have two stunning colorways available soon.

Designed by Valerie Dawlat-Dumoulin in 1994 – coming soon
Designed by Valerie Dawlat-Dumoulin in 1994 – coming soon

Centered around the coconut of the Caribbean, the Jardin Creole carre showcases not just the fruit itself but two of its by products, a hand woven palm hat made from its fronds and a carved dry coconut shell.

Enjoy additional photos of this carre below and a brief biography of this fascinating artist can be enjoyed here; this dramatic design is simply stunning in any colorway …

Designed by Valerie Dawlat-Dumoulin in 1994 – coming soon

Musique Des Dieux Hermes Silk Scarf Rare

Musique des Dieux Hermes silk scarf  was designed by Claudia Stuhlhofer-Mayr and issued in 1996, the Year of Music.

Musique des Dieux Hermes silk scarf 

Other wonderful designs that were part of the Year of Music, include the Les Ballets Russes by Annie Faivre. Zoe Pauwels’ contributed her fabulous La Musique des Sphères and the talented Loïc Dubigeon designed not one but two exceptional carres that year, the New Orleans Creole Jazz and Salzburg.

Musique des Dieux Hermes scarf showcases several ancient Greek mythological figures dancing while playing ancient instruments, like the Lyre for example.

The Aulos and Syrinx or pan flute, a woodwind instrument, paved the way for the modern-day harmonica
The Kymbala or cymbals and the
Tympanon, or tambourine have not changed much throughout history
The Kithara, an advanced version of the Lyre, gave birth to the modern day guitar
And whom do we find at the center? Is it the river god Achelous entertaining himself by playing a syrinx?

In one of her four “instrument” squares Madame Stuhlhofer-Mayr cleverly incorporated the sign of Hermes, the famous Greek god responsible for wealth, luck and fertility. The cleverest and most mischievous of all the Olympian gods, Hermes was also their herald and messenger.

Claudia Stuhlhofer-Mayr’s 1996 Musique des Dieux carre is filled with instruments and frolicking gods making music, Music of the Gods.

This spectacular design has never been re-issued making it a somewhat difficult and a rare find and in this colorway a truly divine carre.

The Inspiration for the Musique des Dieux Hermes Scarf by Carre de Paris
Musique des Dieux by Claudia Stuhlhofer-Mayr (1996 ) – SOLD

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1821 Hermès Silk Scarf

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Just finished taking photos of the 1821 carre by Julia Abadie from the 1985/86 collection when I decided to write this quick post.

I have no idea how this carre went from being called 1821 by Hermes to “1821 – Hommage a l’Amitié Franco-Hellénique” on the net?

It is true that France and Greece have had a long lasting l’Amitié or friendship.  The two countries go back as far as pre-Roman times. Greece had supporters in France while it fought for its independence from the Ottoman rule and consequently, on March 25, 1821, Greece signed its Declaration of Independence.  It would not surprise me if the gentleman wielding his sword in the center of Madame Abadie’s carre, was none other than Charles Nicolas Fabvier.  As a French politician and Napoleonic general, Fabvier played an important role not just in Greece gaining French support in its war for independence, but also in maintaining its newly acquired independence.  Fabvier a skilled soldier is credited for establishing the Greek regular Army.

Well, no matter what name we give it, the 1821 carre is not just the perfect scarf for the history buff, but for anyone, who loves a scarf that POPS.

Make a bold statement with our latest addition, the 1821 HERMÈS carré

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1821 Hermès Silk Scarf “1821 – Hommage a l’Amitié Franco-Hellénique” by Julia Abadie 1985/86

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The Stunning Courbettes et Cabrioles (1654) Hermes Silk Scarf

Enjoy a short video of this gorgeous scarf available in our online Boutique dedicated to authentic Vintage and Pre owned Hermes scarves, shawls, Neckties & more…