1930's french chiffon scarf
France, Lyon, 1930's
This scarf comes from the archive of a Lyon silk manufacturer so was never worn.
Some scarves from this archive were designed for the exposition Internationale des arts et techniquesdans la vie moderne (international exposition dedicated to art and technologyin modern life) in 1937. Hermes created it's famous silk carre (silk square 90x 90cms) in 1937 at the same time as the universal exhibition in Paris.
Natalia says "I just love chiffon it is light to wear and so elegant- and this piece is nearly an antique"