Hermes Armenian Alphabet Scarf Raises Funds for Charity

By Jean Eckian

PARIS — On September 1, to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Protestant-France-Armenia Solidarity (SFPA) charity association, Pierre-Alexis Dumas, artistic director of Hermès, presented to the Petrossian restaurant the new square Hermès silk on the topic of the Armenian alphabet Lettres de Erevan.

Designed by Karen Pétrossian, this scarf honors Mesrop Mashtots, creator of the Armenian alphabet.

The proceeds from the sale of this exclusive, limited edition creation, will go toward humanitarian and cultural activities of SFPA in Armenia.

Janik Manissian, president of SFPA, warmly thanked Hermès and designer Karen Petrossian for the realization of this unique artistic work that will contribute to “support an ever more urgent and essential humanitarian action.”

Many personalities and representatives of the French press attended the presentation, including Armenia’s Ambassador to France Vigen Tchitetchian, NKR representative Hovhannes Guevorguian Bishop Norvan Zakarian, Valerie Toranian, managing editor of Elle magazine, etc.

SFPA was founded in April 1990, in the wake of the devastating 1988 quake in Armenia.

following the earthquake that befell Armenia December 7, 1988.