Vintage triangle silk scarf
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France, Lyon, 1930's
This scarf comes from the archive of a Lyon silk manufacturer so was never worn.
Some scarfs 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.
The triangular scarf is quite unusual nowadays but in the 30's was also worn as a top accessory with a string fastening going around the neck.