HERSE Inside a Muse I Classic Long silk scarf is inspired by the myth of Narcissus. ‘He fell in love with his own reflection in the waters of a spring and pined away (or killed himself);’ One day Narcissus was walking in the woods when Echo, an Oread (mountain nymph) saw him, fell deeply in love, and followed him. Narcissus sensed he was being followed and shouted: “Who’s there?”. Echo repeated “Who’s there?” She eventually revealed her identity and attempted to embrace him. He stepped away and told her to leave him alone. She was heartbroken and spent the rest of her life in lonely glens until nothing but an echo sound remained of her. Nemesis (as an aspect of Aphrodite), the goddess of revenge, learned of this story and decided to punish Narcissus. She lured him to a pool where he saw his own reflection. He did not realize it was only an image and fell in love with it. He eventually realized that his love could not be reciprocated and committed suicide.
Fabricated from a luxuriously 100% silk, this limited edition scarf measures 90 x 180cm. Delivered in an elegant gold rectangle box. Complete your look, be elegant and graceful; wear your HERSE scarf as a headpiece, bracelet, handbag accessory or as a belt.
Each HERSE artwork is an original vivid synthesis of elements drawn from masterpieces belonging to diverse artistic movements over the centuries. The artwork is imprinted using as a canvas garments of high quality luxurious fabrics. Every design is produced in pre-specified limited numbers. Each item is accompanied by a Unique Authenticity Code Number, so any HERSE client automatically becomes an art collector. Herse means Dew. In Greek mythology Herse is the daughter of Selena (Moon) and Zeus. According to Ovid, God Hermes fell in love with her and married her.