Hermes online auction

An auction of silk scarves by French luxury house Hermès is being held online, and pieces from the extensive archive are available to view – and buy, here.

The designs vary from intricate hand drawn animals to bold nautical imagery. Many of the designs reference aristocratic French country life – with imagery of hanging rabbits and pistol guns depicted in fine silk.

In addition to the elaborate motifs, I also love the names of the scarves, ‘An Homage to Mozart ‘, ‘Tarot’ and ‘Dead Rabbits’ are just a few that made me smile, and below are some of my favourite designs.
Prices start at a rather reasonable 80 euros, so if anyone would like to give me an early birthday present, please see below for suggestions!