Hermes Partners With Ardmore for African Themed Scarves
Posted on January 27, 2016
Hermes has partnered with Ardmore for a new line of African themed scarves. Ardmore is a collective of Zulu, Zimbabwean and Sotho artisan potters. It was founded in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa by Fee Halsted in 1985.Two different scarves have been released. They include the La Marche du Zambèze (pictured above) which features an elephant in the center. The elephant is surrounded by other creatures including giraffes, zebra, leopards and crocodiles. The second scarf, The Savana Dance, shows a monkey being chased by a leopard. Hermes says in the Zulu culture the leopard symbolizes royalty and the monkey is a symbol of intelligence and wit.
The La Marche du Zambèze scarf retails for $395 and can be found here on hermes.com. The Savana Dance costs $300 and can be found here.
The scarves are available in ten different colorways. Hermes says on its site that the scarves are the beginning of a new collaboration between Hermes and the collective.