This unique bag, created for the 1991 runway collection with Annie Faivre’s new scarf design “Art des Steppes,” is one of the most unusual and striking Hermes designs ever realised. Shaped as an elaborate Yurt with three openings at the top mimicking the petals of a lotus flower, the concave back rests perfectly against the body. The unique strap allows for easy use, or can be switched for any other strap. This is a piece that not only looks great on the arm, but also on the shelf. Covered in silk inside and out, this bag has been maintained in exceptional condition, a true collector’s piece.
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.