Very rare and highly collectible Hermes Cashmere and Silk GM Shawl “Kachinas” by Kermit Oliver.
Issued in 2004.
The background colours are purple, white, blue, etc.
Composition: cashmere 65% silk 35%
Size: 140cm x 140cm
Comes in original Hermes box with ribbon.
Excellent preowned condition. Looks new.
There are no pulls, stains, discolouration, holes or snags. No pilling.
The hemps are plump. No S stamp.
The story behind
Kachinas are ceremonial dolls given to Hopi children, Pueblo Indians residing in the southwestern part of the United States. The Hopi live peacefully, as their name implies – Hopituh Shi-nu-mu means “The Peaceful People” – , and in harmony with spirits. Ancestors, clouds, gods of fire or rain, mischievous or benevolent spirits are personified in religious ceremonies involving boys from the age of six, during their initiation. A link between the real and invisible worlds, these brightly colored wooden dolls charged with symbolism are given to children to familiarize them with their ancestral beliefs and rituals.