Lettres d'Erevan

Shawl in 70% cashmere and 30% silk (140 x 140 cm)
Color : orange/green/H red

Designed by Karen Petrossian

Ref. : H242915S 13

£780.00

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Colors (3)

£780.00

Due to the optimisation of our customer services, online purchases will be suspended until 17th July.
Take advantage of this time to browse our selection of items!

DESIGN HISTORY

In the year 405 CE, Mesrop Machtots – learned monk and visionary – invented the Armenian alphabet. The first words he wrote were a quotation attributed to King Solomon: ‘To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding…’ This scarf is also a tribute to the vast library of Erevan, the Matenadaran, an extraordinary monument to the power of knowledge. Often compared to the great library of Alexandria, the collection enjoys UNESCO World Heritage status today. It includes some of Christianity’s finest and most ancient books and manuscripts. Designer Karen Petrossian has covered the surface of this scarf with illuminated letters from the Armenian alphabet, whose calligraphy and miniatures, drawn from the pages of manuscripts preserved at the famous library, are considered among the masterpieces of medieval art. For the second time, Hermès extends a silken bridge between two cultures, with a limited edition scarf supporting the cultural and humanitarian work of the SPFA (Solidarité Protestante France-Arménie).

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