En Piste Hermes Carre

On Track, En Piste Hermes scarf from the 1998 Collection is in my opinion definitely, on track.

Robert Dallet was a French self-taught artist with a worldwide following. His beautifully executed horses, big cats and other animals live on in his Hermes designs. Discover more about the artist in one of my earlier blog post.

And one of those is his darling En Piste carre.

Close up of one the horses featured in the En Piste Hermes carre

The fun En Piste takes us to a circus where horses perform various tricks for us and all we have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy…

If you love horses you may enjoy this short video


En Piste Hermes silk scarf (100% silk STAR jacquard) - Vintage Designed by Robert Dallet in 1998 Unworn Condition - with Neiman Marcus store tag Measures 36" x 36" Copyright Hand Rolled Hem Made in France Red/White/Multi Hermes Scarf Box shows signs of use w/written description on lid, which is for a different scarf


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This lovely and quite rare HERMES scarf was designed by Françoise de la Perriere and issued in 1960.

Named after one of France’s twenty-two regions, Françoise de la Perrière celebrates this historically unique region in her Hermes Alsace carre . Nestled along the Rhine, Alsace has a rich history and borders Germany to the east. The Romans invaded, settled and established this region by 58 BC as a center of viticulture. This is still the case especially for the Colmar area to this day, where grapes such as Riesling and Gewürztraminer thrive. Throughout history this region between the Vosges Mountains and the river Rhine bounced back and forth between German and French rule making it unique in its language, customs and laws alike. After WWII Alsace officially became part of France.

Its four largest cities, Colmar, Mulhouse, Saverne and finally the world famous Strasbourg are represented here and fly their flags proudly in each of the four corners of this design.

With a population of over one hundred thousand, Mulhouse is the largest city in the Haut-Rhin département, and the second largest in Alsace after Strasbourg.

(photo courtesy Roadaffrair.com)

Strasbourg, is both the capital of the Bas-Rhinand and the largest city of the Grand Est Region of France.

One of the many charming shops along both sides of the Ill river that runs through the heart of Strasbourg

Strasbourg is a beautiful city with a rich historic center, many quaint shops, hotels and restaurants that serve the world famous charcuterie.

Strasbourg is also the official seat of the European Parliament.

Notre Dame – Strasbourg

The cities of Colmar and Saverne are represented in the other two corners.

Saverne has a history dating back to Roman times when it was called Three Taverns (Tres Tabernae Cesaris) as it marked the beginning of a steep incline and was the perfect resting place before such a strenuous endeavor.

Colmar as the driest city in France has the ideal environment for growing the aforementioned Gewürztraminer and Riesling wines. With one of the best preserved centers, Colmar is not just the capital of the Alsatian wine region but a favorite tourist destination.

Colmar also known as the La Petite Venise has a wonderful mixture of early renaissance and half timbered medieval buildings. (photo courtesy viator.com)
Center of the Alsace Hermes Carre

Surrounded by locals in their traditional costumes are two storks, which due to preservation efforts can once again be found abundantly throughout the region’s marshlands.

Symbolically, however, the storks represent the oppressed Alsace longing to return to the bosom of France just like a stork returns year after year to the same nesting place.

The Alsace HERMES scarf is a rare vintage carre that is as special as the region it represents.

Alsace Hermes carre – SOLD

Les Haras Nationaux HERMES Carre

Hubert de Watrigant has brought us several fabulous equestrian HERMES Scarves.  Among them, The Les Haras Nationaux.


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Hubert de Watrigant has brought us several fabulous equestrian HERMES Scarves.  Among them, The Les Haras Nationaux.

This particular Carre is named after the Haras Nationaux, which is affiliated with the Cadre Noir, also the subject of yet another fabulous Hermes carre.

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CADRE NOIR, HERMES SILK SCARF – read about what inspired this scarf by following the link provided

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Haras Nationaux is a public agency, that regulates and administers breeding of horses and donkeys in France.  It oversees twenty-two regional horse-breeding centers, the Haras, all of whose names can be found around the scarf.  Yes, there are 23 altogether, because how could Monsieur Watrigant NOT including Hermes.

Enjoy the stunning Les Haras Nationaux Hermes carre

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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…

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Even if you are against hunting, you will find it very difficult to resist some of the stunning  scarves this talented artist created for the Maison HERMES.

Here is our latest addition, the very rare, La Tenue de Venerie from 1964

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Les Ponts de Paris HERMES Scarf

If you are like me and love Paris, then here is one more scarf for you, the Les Ponts de Paris.

Les Ponts de Paris Hermes Silk Scarf

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At its very center is Île de la Cité with Notre Dame peeking from behind the trees and the special Pont Neuf running straight through its center, the very heart of the City on the Seine.

Hugo Grygkar’s Les Ponts de Paris features five spectacular bridges that span across the Seine.

The Pont de la Concorde is an arch bridge and at the very top of the scarf.  It connects the Quai des Tuileries at the Place de la Concorde on the right side and the Qaui d’Orsey on the left. Commissioned in 1787 it has kept its original name.


Pont de la Concorde, Paris (courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

The second from the top is either the Pont au Change or the Pont Saint-Michel. Both bridges have very similar designs and bear the “N” for Napoleon III, who had the Pont au Change rebuilt during his reign. The Boulevard du Palais connects the Pont au Change to the Pont Saint-Michel, its counterpart on the Left Bank which as the name suggests links the Place Saint-Michel on the left bank to the Île de la Cité.

Pont Neuf a Paris HERMES Vtg Carre

Pont Neuf a Paris HERMES Vtg Carre

And in the heart of Paris and at the center of the scarf is the crown jewel, the Pont Neuf, and if you follow my blog, you will know my favorite of all the bridges (and scarves :-)) (please see separate post about the Pont Neuf carre)

Pont Neuf Paris

Pont Neuf Paris

Pont l’Alma as depicted by Monseur Grygkar unfortunately no longer exists.  Named after a famous battle, the l’Alma’s most famous statue, the Zouave (on the left on the scarf) commemorates the soldiers from one of France’s African regiments. Popular with the public, the Zouave was used as an informal water gauge in the Seine.  The original bridge was replaced in the 1970s with a girder bridge, but the statues including the popular soldier were incorporated into its modern design.

Last but not least is the Pont des Invalides, which is at the bottom of the scarf.   It is the lowest bridge across the Seine, and west of the spectacular Pont Alexandre III.

All in all the Les Ponts de Paris is a Classic. Simple and elegant it tells a story and captures the essence of Paris. Take it along and let it transport you to the City of Lights on the banks of the Seine…

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Hermes Les Ponts de Paris Silk Scarf Blue Colorway – SOLD

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Le Geographe Hermes Silk Jacquard Carre

Le Geographe, an intricate silk jacquard, was designed by Sandra Laroche, who has created to my knowledge, three additional carres for the Maison Hermes: Au Clair de la Lune, Fleurs d’Hiver and Per Astra Ad Astra being her most recent and perhaps also best known creation.

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Le Geographe HERMES


Le Geographe, her first Hermes design from 1992, is a beautiful scarf, rich in detail and storytelling.

Australia’s four explorers, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur, Nicolas-Thomas Baudin and François Péron are depicted in each corner and at the center is Australia herself surrounded by her unique flora and fauna.

One of the explorers of Australia is depicted on this Hermes scarf, Le Geographe

Le Geographe Hermes silk Jacquard scarf (100% silk) - Vintage

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Le Geographe Hermes silk Jacquard scarf (100% silk) - Vintage  Designed by Sandra Laroche in 1992 - original unsigned issue