Saturday, October 06, 2012

Texas Postal Worker Is A Hermes Scarf Artist

Robert Frank writes on the Inside Wealth website, "We tend to think of Hermes scarves as being designed by European masters – the giants of Old World painting whose works have been resurrected from the 19th century and splashed onto three-foot slivers of silk. But many of those scarves, in turns out, are designed by a postal worker near Waco, Tex."

Frank goes on to pen, "According to a fascinating profile in Texas Monthly by Jason Sheeler, the only American designer of Hermes scarves is a man named Kermit Oliver. For the past 30 years he has sorted mail on the night shift of the Waco post office."

"He spends six months to a year deisgning the scarves, paints them on a 90-by-90 centimeter square (the size of the scarf) and FedEx’s them to Paris. He said the money and fame doesn’t interest him, which is why his main job is sorting mail," writes Frank.

Shown above, Hermes "Pony Express"scarf designed by postal worker Kermit Oliver whose works have sold for five figures at Houston galleries.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM