April 11, 2021
Scarf title: Kachinas (wash)
Dimension: 90 x 90cm
Artist name: Kermit Oliver
Year of issue: 1992
Collection: Reissue Fall/Winter 2019
Material: 100% silk
Product reference: H071823S
Colourway number: 19 (Rouge/Corail/Vert Argile)
Hermes retail price: USD485 (SGD750), year 2021
Estimated resale value: USD560 (SGD752), LePrix. Price check done on 11 April 2021.
Image credit: Hermes
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.Hermes
The estimated resale value is just a rough approximation. The resale values can be greatly differ depending on the (limited edition) design, condition, colourway, material and rarity. Eventually, the deal price is the result of agreed price between a willing buyer and seller.