"Flies," a rare and beloved design created by long time Hermès artist, Caty Latham. Latham's output at Hermès spanned over 45 years beginning in 1965, during which time period she created some 54 different scarf designs. This design, inspired by the French love of fishing, depicts an array of fishing lures or "flies" used primarily for catching salmon. Salmon has long been at the heart of the culture and livelihood of French coastal dwellers, and are today one of the most popular fish in France, both for eating and for recreational fishing.
The colorway is comprised of a navy blue border with gold and sage accents surrounding a red background on which fishing rods and fishing flies are rendered primarily in mint, sage, teal, brown and yellow tones. The colorway and theme are so perfect for summer.
This rare, nearly 30 year old scarf is in near 8 of 10, excellent and well maintained vintage condition (see our condition scale for reference). There are no stains, spots, discolorations, holes or thread snags, and two most discreet, nearly invisible, one inch, single thread runs. One is located on the lower right border (see photo 6). The other pull will not photograph, being so minor, and is located on the lower left border. Said discreet runs should never be noticed when the scarf is worn or shown. The hems/edgings are intact and plump. The long, white fabric/care label is attached. The silk is still crisp with a smooth hand. The scarf measures 35.5" x 34.5" (90cm x 87.6cm).
Having been rated 2B (rare and beloved ) by Carre̒s d'art II (2014 ed.), makes this a most fashionable and collectible Hermès scarf to wear or show. Comes in its Hermès gift box with its bolduc ribbon.