Introduction

La Blanche Hermine is a workshop located in Brittany and specialized in historical art, in particular in the Celtic & medieval fields (illumination, calligraphy and heraldry in particular).

Its work is above all based on research in historical sources (manuscript, map, sculpture/engraving, etc.) to offer authentic patterns of historical and/or symbolic dimension, as well as creations on these themes.

Aztec codices, Buddhist thangkas or Japanese fabrics are also explored to present arts and spiritualities of the world.

Address

La Blanche Hermine
7 rue Isole
F29300 Quimperlé
France

Contact us

Tel: +33 6 51 66 60 90

Mail: bijou@lablanchehermine.bzh

Shop opening hours

The opening hours of the workshop and its physical store vary according to the tourist season.

Monday

 

closed

Tuesday

 

14:00-18:00

Wednesday

 

10:00-13:00

 & 

14:00-18:00

Thursday

 

 & 

14:00-18:00

Friday

 

10:00-13:00

 & 

14:00-18:00

Saturday

 

10:00-13:00

 & 

14:00-18:00

Sunday

 

closed

For a particular order or the receipt of an order, the workshop can be open to you by appointment (contact us beforehand) during the closing periods.

Company

La Blanche Hermine is the commercial brand of a company governed by a micro-enterprise.

Its French registration numbers (SIREN & SIRET) are deposited.

Its French activity code (APE) is: 7410Z (specialized design activities).

The images, logos and patterns of La Blanche Hermine articles are wholly or partly inspired by historical elements (manuscript, coin, engraving, etc.), original creations, illustrations with the explicit agreement of their respective authors, under license CC/GNU except non-commercial use, or public domain (art. L123-1 of the French Code of the intellectual property).

This site has no relation to the excellent song by Gilles Servat.

The legend of the Breton stoat

The Duchess Ann was crossing her lands one day, when she saw two peasants chasing a white stoat. In its race, the animal found itself facing a huge pool of mud that it could not get around. So, rather than defiling its white coat, the stoat turned to face the two hunters.

The Duchess was very impressed by the courage shown by the small animal and decided to adopt the motto "Rather death than defilement", Kentoc'h mervel eget bezañ saotret in Breton.

However, history does not say if the Duchess Ann interceded in favor of the white stoat ...

There are many variations of this legend, including one, more likely, featuring Duke John III the Good (cf.Légendes celtiques de Bretagne (in French, for "Celtic legends of Brittany"), Yoran Embanner editions, ISBN:9782916579894 ).