Beautiful Hermes Cashmere and Silk GM Shawl «Bingata» by Natsuno Hidaka.
First issued in Autumn 2021.
The background colours are black, white, red, etc.
Composition: cashmere 70% silk 30%.
Size: 140cm x 140cm
Comes with Hermes box.
Excellent condition. Brand new.
There are no pulls, stains, discolouration, holes or snags. No pilling.
The hemps are plump. There is no S stamp.
The story behind
Developed in the 14th century, the Bingata is a dyeing process originating from the Okinawa archipelago, when it was the Ryukyu Kingdom, at the crossroads of trade routes between Southeast Asia, China and the Japanese Empire. Different techniques are combined to create the Bingata. First, a stencil is applied to the fabric, then this is coated with a rice paste in order to reproduce the patterns on the material. The areas to be painted are soaked in a soy-based mix to help fix the color pigments. The result is incredibly delicate, as this scarf designed by Natsuno Hidaka exemplifies, taking inspiration from this expertise.