OBJECT OF DESIRE: HERMÈS TOWEL

Whether poolside, seaside, or on deck, you ‘ll be the envy of all your fellow bathers with the Hermès Savana dance print towel.

Featuring a ferocious leopard closing in on his prey, a suitably concerned-looking monkey, surrounded by lush jungle foliage, the towel was designed by the Ardmore Collective, a collective of Zulu, Zimbabwean and Sotho artisan potters, founded in 1985 by Fée Halsted, in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.

Today, the group numbers seventy members: creative artists dedicated to reinventing traditional styles, united by their recognition of what our common humanity and fraternity truly mean: that each of us exists thanks to others.

A noble sentiment and a stunning addition to your holiday packing essentials.

Available now for £385 at Hermès, 1 Cadogan Place, SW1X 9PX.