SOLD Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Tree of Life Silk Scarf 54" x 54"
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Tree of Life silk scarf 54" x 54", from the 1970s. The tree of life concept appears in science, philosophy, religion and mythology and alludes to the interconnection of all life on our planet, serving as a metaphor for our common descent. It is a symbol that appears in nearly every ancient culture. With the branches reaching for the sky, and deep roots into the earth, it dwells in the three worlds of heaven, earth and the underworld, acting as a link among the three Yves Saint Laurent was influenced by the textiles of Asia and Africa, the tree of life motif is seen in Indian textiles as early as the 17th C. This lovely scarf is beautifully designed with the tree as the central motif,, with the birds in the sky above, the animals on the earth plane and the roots spreading below the surface. This scarf is in rich earth tones, the silk is sheer, hand rolled edges. It would make a wonderful framed piece of art or a lovely wrap. Looks barely, if every, worn. Large size 54" x 54".