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JAY AHR | Thangka Snake - Act 2 - Hermes Constance 24

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Using this vintage Constance as a canvas, Jay Ahr presents a special interpretation of the Thangka, a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton or silk appliqué.

Part of a series in multiple acts, the central motif is an embroidered interpretation of the snake depicted in the Raktayamari Thangka, one of the world’s great textile treasures. One of the major landmarks of early Ming dynasty textile arts, the eight snakes represent the subjugation of various obstacles and the accomplishment of skilful activities.

This bag is a vintage Hermès Constance 24 in black Box calf leather with gold plated metal hardware. The smooth box calf leather gives a glossy finish yet firm hold creating the bag’s structural lines. The bag features a versatile two-way shoulder strap and gilded ‘H’ front clasp closure.


Model: Constance
Size: 24cm
Condition: Rescued
Provenance: France, 1972
Composition: Yarn embroidery & leather
Hardware: Gold plated
ref | XJA0002