Inspired by the intricate embroidery of Japanese kimonos, this luxurious wall-hanging has a phoenix at its centre, which represents the cyclical nature of life, rebirth and renewal, surrounded by glorious chrysanthemums in full bloom and playful, fluttering butterflies.
Wendy's hand drawn design has translated elegantly into into this piece using the art of hand-embroidered crewel work.
'The phoenix is the ‘king of birds’ and symbolises good fortune and opportunity as it appears only in times of peace and prosperity. In Chinese mythology, the phoenix is a benevolent bird since it does not harm insects, and each of its body parts represents one of the virtues – benevolence (ren 仁 ), righteousness (yi 義), propriety (li 礼), knowledge (zhi 智) and sincerity (xin 信).'Wendy