Sumptuously soft, utterly divine & a scarf that will compliment and complete any outfit.
“Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night”, Alice Shirley learned William Blake’s poem 'The Tyger', written in 1794, as a schoolgirl. Hailed as a forerunner of the Romantic movement, the celebrated English poet and painter, his poem’s mesmerising power has imprinted the hearts of generations of children. Now a talented young illustrator, Alice Shirley offers an affectionate portrait of the great beast, reclining in gentle majesty on a bed of flowers, beneath a star-filled sky. Specialising in the animal kingdom, Shirley is a regular collaborator with London’s Natural History Museum. Here, in the museum library, she discovered the magnificent collection of botanical illustrations commissioned by the East India Company, including the flora of the Periyar tiger reserve in the Indian state of Kerala. Here, she depicts the tiger at home, in his natural habitat". Hermés.com
No immediate evidence of use, its precise without pilling and all rolled stiched edges are perfect.
Only on very close inspection can you note two, 7cm, vertical, linear 'ladders' to the weave. Often found on these pieces from New, they are completely unnoticable in use.
Two areas on the pale glacier grey background of the LH upper side, where a few extremely vague, small marks can just about be seen in some lights. Shown with the zoom above, to the naked eye they are barely even there.