Hermes 1999 Dark Grey, Sepia Azulejos by Catherine Bachet Crispy Twill Silk 90, New!
Fantastic Hermes scarf offered here in a very chic neutral palette anthracite/sepia and with its crispy touch!
Portuguese tiles, known as azulejos, adorn the inside and outside of almost every home in Portugal. Although introduced to Iberia by Moors, the fashion continued after they left. The Moors restricted themselves to arabesque geometric patterns of triangles, squares and diamonds, probably because many of them belonged to the Sunni brach of Islam which prohibited images of living things.
Portuguese and Flemish artists began to produce tiles in Lisbon in the 16th Century. Blue and yellow were the favorite color combination and tiles depicted mostly floral patterns or religious scenes. The ever expanding Portuguese empire provided increasingly more exotic themes and colors.
Towards the end of the 17th Century the fashion changed and blue tiles became popular. This was probably to to the craze for blue and white porcelain from China, that was being imported into Europe at this time. This association with blue tiles tempts many to think that the word azulejo comes from the Portuguese word for blue (azul), but it is in fact much older and has its origins in Arabic.
After the earthquake of 1755 there was a return to multi-colored tiles. It was about this time too that the Portuguese in Brazil discovered that tiles were ideal for keeping out the damp. In the rebuilt Lisbon, houses were encased in tiles and this tradition continues today
Very decorative and appreciated by all the collectors! Don' miss it, a real art of work on silk.. Also marevelous to frame!
Brand : Hermès
Title : Azulejos
Artist : Catherine Baschet
Isssue : 1999
Signature : Hermès - Paris , @Hermes
Composition : 100% twill silk, hand sewn and rolled edges
Care tag : Yes
Palette :Gris foncé, Sepia
Dimension : 35 inches square or 90 cm square approximately
Box : No
Condition : Unworn
Country of Manufacture: France