Petit Duc scarf 140


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Giant scarf in silk twill with hand-rolled edges (100% silk).

A soft, light and enveloping scarf, the perfect combination for everyday use!

Made in France

Designed by Christian Renonciat

Measures 55" x 55"

The story behind

Petit-Duc was a famous carriage designed by Alfred de Dreux that Hermès made its emblem. Christian Renonciat thought it would be a fun challenge to track down the original technical drawings from the period, analyze the mysteries of the structure point by point, and recompose the design in the manner of an engineer, complete with diagrams and front, side, bottom and detail views. He clearly took as much delight in reconstituting the design as in listing the details of the equipage in deliciously old-fashioned language that evokes a lost world of leaf springs and kingpins. The spoked wheel is made of ash and hornbeam wood. The lacquerware is highlighted in fine strokes; the mud guards are almost calligraphic. By the mid 19th century the art of the cartwright and carriage maker was at its zenith. Beyond technique and usage, elegance was the watchword.