Jay Ahr Vintage 2013 Hermes Birkin 30 Orange Epsom Bandana Embroidery "Rio de Janeiro"




Jay Ahr’s passion for textiles continues with the intricately embroidered Bandana series. From the Sanskrit word for ‘a bond’, the bandana is inspired by the colourful Indian kerchiefs. However, the bandana stands as a symbol of multiculturalism, truly personal to each group it represents. Whether it is gangs in LA, Cowboys in the Midwest or Banditos in Mexico. It has been adopted and translated, imprinted with new meaning with the passing of time.The Bandana series, inspired by the colorful Indian kerchiefs, explores both nuanced repetition as well as identity. Although the Bandana is found all over the world, whether it is gangs in LA, banditos in Mexico or young students at Le Lycée, it usually serves to identify a very specific tribe.

Jay Ahr has worked with collectors, auction houses and a global private network to curate and build the world’s largest collection of transformed Hermes bags. This independent and incredibly diverse collection combines beautifully crafted collectors items with sustainable business practices to breathe new life into vintage pieces. Each piece with its own original and completely unique story, literally woven into its surface, is no longer a bag, but a personal work of art. Although each piece is one of a kind, there are several distinct themes throughout the collection that explore and highlight a variety of subjects.

The Bandana collection is paired with Jay Ahr’s tongue-in-cheek twist on the Hermès Twilly, in a matching bandana pattern. Please note the Jay Ahr process entails the complete deconstruction of the bag and complete reassembly after the embroidery process is complete. This process is not in any way officially related to or sanctioned by Hermes and is done in complete independence. This bag is from a private collection.

One of a kind.
30cm: 12" W x 6.25" D x 9" H
Condition: Excellent


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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.

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