Wearable works of art

Luxury silk scarves have become wearable works of art that tell the story of its artisans, and carries the legacy of a brand. Hermès first started producing silk scarves in 1937, and has employed a number of renowned artists to create the scarves featured in each season. Once an artist conceives a design, it is carefully engraved into the screen for printing – a process that takes approximately 750 hours.

Our professional team has many years of luxury scarf framing experience. We have even framed oversized Hermès scarves measuring 140cm by 140cm!

Pin mounting to ensure reversibility

Mounting scarves is intricate and labour intensive. It requires patient pinning of the scarf to ensure that the end result is flat and straight, yet can still be taken out in its original form in the future. We are mindful of our mounting methods for reversibility. Pinning is done carefully using nickel-plated pins to mount the scarf to an acid-free foam core. This method is least invasive and will ensure reversibility.

When customers bring in their previously framed scarves for reframing, evidence of incorrect mounting where staples, tapes or glue were prevalent. The latter is especially damaging as irreversible damage will be done to the scarf. A lot of times, customers are unaware because these materials and methods are hidden behind and they were not informed of the correct way of mounting.

Our priority is the long-term preservation of your treasured piece.

Framing methods

Depending on the design and intricacy of the scarf, we may propose direct framing where the frame goes directly around the scarf, or to frame with a matboard. For less intricate pieces, you can consider the more economical direct framing.

Wearable works of art

Luxury silk scarves have become wearable works of art that tell the story of its artisans, and carries the legacy of a brand. Hermès first started producing silk scarves in 1937, and has employed a number of renowned artists to create the scarves featured in each season. Once an artist conceives a design, it is carefully engraved into the screen for printing – a process that takes approximately 750 hours.

Our professional team has many years of luxury scarf framing experience. We have even framed oversized Hermès scarves measuring 140cm by 140cm!

Pin mounting to ensure reversibility

Mounting scarves is intricate and labour intensive. It requires patient pinning of the scarf to ensure that the end result is flat and straight, yet can still be taken out in its original form in the future. We are mindful of our mounting methods for reversibility. Pinning is done carefully using nickel-plated pins to mount the scarf to an acid-free foam core. This method is least invasive and will ensure reversibility.

When customers bring in their previously framed scarves for reframing, evidence of incorrect mounting where staples, tapes or glue were prevalent. The latter is especially damaging as irreversible damage will be done to the scarf. A lot of times, customers are unaware because these materials and methods are hidden behind and they were not informed of the correct way of mounting.

Our priority is the long-term preservation of your treasured piece.

Framing methods

Depending on the design and intricacy of the scarf, we may propose direct framing where the frame goes directly around the scarf, or to frame with a matboard. For less intricate pieces, you can consider the more economical direct framing.

Scarves framed using the direct framing method

Scarves framed using the direct framing method

For more intricate and busy pieces, we recommend adding a matboard or silk border to your frame to add visual breathing space which would be more aesthetically pleasing. We have a wide range of coloured matboards to choose from. If you would like a more luxurious design, you can consider using silk border and an inner frame fillet.

To see more framing examples and get inspired, click here.

For more intricate and busy pieces, we recommend adding a matboard or silk border to your frame to add visual breathing space which would be more aesthetically pleasing. We have a wide range of coloured matboards to choose from. If you would like a more luxurious design, you can consider using silk border and an inner frame fillet.

To see more framing examples and get inspired, click here.

 Framing with the use of silk and matboard borders

Framing with the use of silk and matboard borders

Conservation

To ensure the conservation of your scarf, we avoid using invasive mounting materials such as non-acid-free tapes and glue. This is to ensure that your piece would not be damaged during the framing process and can be taken out in the future. Our priority is long-term preservation of your treasured piece and we will give it the treatment it deserves.

UV light can cause colours to fade in fabric overtime. They should never be placed in direct sunlight, as even indoor lighting has UV which can cause fading in the long run. To protect the colours from fading, we also offer these glazing options with UV protection:

  • Plexiglas® UV100 (99.7% UV protection, shatter resistant)
  • TruVue Conservation Clear® Glass (99% UV protection)
  • TruVue Museum Glass® (99% UV protection, anti-reflective)
  • TruVue Optium Museum Acrylic® (99% UV protection, anti-reflective, abrasion resistant, anti-static, shatter resistant)

To find out more about conservation methods, click here.

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Conservation

To ensure the conservation of your scarf, we avoid using invasive mounting materials such as non-acid-free tapes and glue. This is to ensure that your piece would not be damaged during the framing process and can be taken out in the future. Our priority is long-term preservation of your treasured piece and we will give it the treatment it deserves.

UV light can cause colours to fade in fabric overtime. They should never be placed in direct sunlight, as even indoor lighting has UV which can cause fading in the long run. To protect the colours from fading, we also offer these glazing options with UV protection:

  • Plexiglas® UV100 (99.7% UV protection, shatter resistant)
  • TruVue Conservation Clear® Glass (99% UV protection)
  • TruVue Museum Glass® (99% UV protection, anti-reflective)
  • TruVue Optium Museum Acrylic® (99% UV protection, anti-reflective, abrasion resistant, anti-static, shatter resistant)

To find out more about conservation methods, click here.

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