Scarf designer Aline Honoré saw a thing of beauty.
The exquisite armor on display in “The Samurai Collection” exhibit in Paris a few years ago inspired her to create a scarf about the richly attired warriors. (The same exhibit came to Fort Worth in early 2014.)
“Parures de Samouraïs,” or finery of the samurais, is her 90 by 90 cm silk scarf that pays homage to samurai culture from the 14th to the 18th centuries.
At the center is a suit of armor from the Edo period (1615-1868) that probably belonged to a daïmio — a rich landowner.
The scarf’s ornamental details feature floral motifs or clan coats of arms. The Hermés scarf is available in 12 colors at Highland Park Village.
Samurai art from the Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, sponsors of the Paris and Fort Worth exhibits, can been seen right here in Dallas at their museum in the Harwood District, 2501 N. Harwood St. The scarf is also on display there.
Find more at samuraicollection.org.