Because of the exhibition in the Fries Museum Leeuwarden Rembrandt & Saskia, love in the Dutch Golden Age, I was invited to design a contemporary silk scarf with that exceptional painting by Rembrandt Saskia en profil in rijk gewaad.
The Fries museum asked me to combine that magnificent portrait combined with a remembrance of 17th Century lace.
In 1634, Rembrandt van Rijn married Saskia Uylenburgh, the love of his life. Rembrandt accomplished this portrait of Saskia after her early death. He kept Saskia en profil in rich garment always in his own possession. However in 1652 lack of funds forced him to sell his personal masterpiece to the befriended collector Jan Six.
Since 1750 the portrait is in Germany, and is now owned by Museum Landschaft Hessen-Kassel.
The translation of delicate lace from times gone by also appeals to modern people in this contemporary fashion design.
As a reminder of the opulence during the Dutch Golden Age, in addition to the rich lace several pearls have been printed in the design, symbolizing patience, purity, love, fertility and peace.
The shawls are produced sustainably in the Netherlands with digital print on 100% silk.
The dimensions are 160x41 cm.
The scarf comes in a luxury gift packaging.