Offered is a rare vintage, 100% silk Hermès scarf/carre̒, "Petits Chevaux" or “Little Horses,” 31.5" x 31.5” (80cm x 80cm) in size, designed French artist, Jacques Eudel, and issued by Hermès in 1974. This equestrian themed design depicts of an array of light grey horses, each wearing a uniquely colorred couverture--a stable or turnout cover or blanket. To date, this design has never been reissued. The 31.5"/80cm sized carre̒ was originally marketed by Hermès in the 1970s and early 1980s as a unisex, fashion accessory for both women and men, generally with equestrian and geometric themed designs.
The colorway comprised of a sapphire blue border and background with orange, white, sage, light silver, pewter, burnished gold, yellow and black.
This scarf is in vintage 9 out of 10, pristine, unused condition (see condition scale for reference). The hand rolled and sewn hems are intact, round and plump. There are no stains, spots, discolorations, holes, thread snags or thread runs. The silk is clean with a crisp, smooth hand. Fabric/care labels, two of them as was required by U.S. regulations for textiles imported into the United States in the 1970s, are attached. The scarf measures 30.5" x 30.25" (77.5cm x 76.8cm).
Rated 2C (rare and beloved) by the highly regarded, illustrated Hermès scarf rating catalogue, Carre̒s d'art III (2017 ed.), makes this 45 year old scarf a rare and highly sought after issue for Hermès collectors, especially in the pristine condition this scarf presents. A great scarf for horse and fashion lovers alike. No box comes with this scarf, but be assured it will be carefully packed and padded for shipping. Don't miss out.