Hermes symbolizes luxury and the company history is strongly defined by its incredible scarves. They introduced their first scarf in 1937, and have produced thousands of designs painted by a select group of artists ever since.
This scarf is titled “Sulfures” and was designed in 1979 by Caty Latham-Audibert. I’ve seen this design also called “Sulfures et Presse-Papiers” which translates to “Sulfides and Paper Weights”, which the artwork represents. The center motif is a very large view into a magnificent millefiori glass paper weight, and is surrounded by smaller globes, each displaying lovely little details.
I am amazed by the number of colors in this design, as well as the intricacy within each glass sculpture. In addition to flowers, there is a tiny horse, an elephant and different initials sprinkled throughout.