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Agence WAITFORiT © Hermès, 2022
Live demonstration Sun, 10 April - Sun, 1 May

Masters at work: The 'velours au sabre' technique (velvet cut)

Observe the master artisans of Hermès showcasing their craftsmanship in an intimate studio space. Hermès perpetuates unique know-how. This rare technique is used to create a velvet motif on a piece of fabric. Working by hand on double warp duchess satin, the artisan delicately cuts the uppermost satin surface with a sabre blade. This results in a beautiful velvet pattern adorning an exceptional piece of fabric.

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