Great Hermes scarf, model Lilanga
in anis! Very good condition but not perfect! Hem are perfect, care tag is there, some tiny pulls, general looking is great!
George Lilanga (1934–2005) was a Tanzanian artist. He was of the tribe of the Makonde, lived in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and was part of the most distinguished representatives of the contemporary African art for many years.
“Inspired by a meeting between Hermès and Jean Pigozzi, a great collector of contemporary African art, the carré Lilanga is the transposition on silk of a canvas by the artist George Lilanga, who came from the high plateau of the frontier between Tanzania and Mozambique, the centre of the Makonde art. Makonde art is full of humour. In this very lively design, brimming with movement, rhythm and colour, the artist conveys a vision of his universe which is nourished by his traditions. His highly expressive art, with its whimsical playfulness, mixes up stylized primitive figures with abstract splashes of colour. He transposes traditional themes into contemporary pictures and modern designs.” (from: Hermes Catalog Spring Summer 2010)
*** This scarf was banned in the USA ***
Brand : Hermès
Title : Lilanga
Artist: George Lilanga
Signature : Hermès - Paris , @Hermes
Composition : 100% twill silk, hand sewn and rolled edges
Care tag : Yes
Palette : Anis Pink Blue...
Dimension : 35 inches square or 90 cm square approximately
Box : No
Condition: Very good, not perfect, hem are perfect, some tiny pulls.