Intricately woven from natural horse-hair, the body of this Birkin displays a lovely pattern of neutral hues that weave together and form this hard-to-find vintage material known as Crinoline. Discontinued over a decade ago, this style of woven hairs from a horse’s tail is paired here in a 35cm Birkin with Etoupe Clemence leather and Palladium hardware, making for an Hermes bag even more deeply rooted in equestrian heritage than most. Carefully maintained, this bag is a deep-cut from the archives of vintage Birkins, an unusual piece that becomes rarer and rarer each year.
Material: Crinoline and Clemence Leather
Collection: 2005, I Square
35cm: 14" W x 7.5" D x 10.75" H
Where used in this sale the term "hardware" refers to the metallic parts of the bag, such as the buckle hardware, base studs, lock and keys and/or strap, which are plated with a coloured finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms "Gold Hardware", "Silver Hardware", "Palladium Hardware" etc. refer to the tone or colour of the hardware and not the actual material used. If the bag incorporates solid metal hardware this will be referenced in the lot description.
Store Fresh - No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Pristine - Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
Excellent - Very minor evidence of handling.
Very Good - Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Good - Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Fair - Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.