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Tree of Life, 2018


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Tree of Life, 2018
Woven by Rudi Richardson
28cm x 28cm




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Tree of Life, 2018, is part of Dovecot Patterns, a selection of tapestries created by Dovecot weavers which evokes a cultural conversation through pattern that reaches back thousands of years. For this tapestry weaver Rudi Richardson looked to the symbols and iconography of the Picts, a group who lived in Scotland during the late Iron Age and early Medieval periods.

This illustration of the tree of life symbol came specifically from a Pictish carved stone which can be seen at Groam House Museum near Inverness. A common symbol across various cultures, the tree of life often signifies the connecting of nature and all creation. By interpreting the symbol through the medium of tapestry, the pattern takes on a different illustrative form through colour and texture.

This tapestry is currently available for sale at £2,000 inclusive of VAT. All funds raised from Dovecot Patterns will support the work of Dovecot Studios and the tapestry apprenticeship scheme.

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