Authentic Hermes Jacquard Silk Scarf La Comédie Italienne Collector Scarf RARE
Philippe Ledoux's, La Comedie Italienne (first issue 1962), tells a wonderful story about the Italian form of theater known as Commedia dell'arte, which began in the 16th century and was quite popular during its time. Plays were performed on temporary outdoor stages with actors wearing masks and were based on improvisation rather than full scripts. There were three main characters, the servant, the master, and the lovers. The main theme typically dealt with love, jealousy, adultery and old age.
These plays produced well known characters such as Scaramouche and Harlequin, whom Ledoux captured so beautifully in his carre.
What is so important about these plays, is that they paved the way for female actors, who finally portrayed themselves unlike in Shakespearean plays where all female roles were played by men.
An early issue, this is a Collector carre...rare and stunning in age appropriate condition, with vintage soft silk and gorgeous color saturation. Please note that teal border is much richer and deeper than in photos.
- excellent vintage condition
- colors with great color saturation
- early copyright "c"
- number of pulled threads throughout
- yellow spots worst shown (photos 4 & 5)
- hand rolled hem most flat
- made in France
- 100 % pure jacquard silk
- approx. size: 36 x 36 inches or 90 x 90 cm
- guaranteed authentic
- gift wrapped
- subject to prior sale
Read more about the artist, Philippe Ledoux on our blog and his scarf on my blog by following links