Whether seen as a remarkable wall hanging or a precious blanket, this throw fulfils the ambition inspiring the design: to take make an artform of a high quality, functional object. As such it is a striking, contemporary artefact designed by an artist, but hand woven in cotton rather than painted on a canvas.
Opposingly positioned on this throw, but rampant like heraldic beasts, these wild animals - tiger and leopard - create a wonderful dynamism against a flat red and pink background scattered with flowers. Perhaps they are the London-based artist, James Daw’s response to the mediaeval Flanders tradition of woven tapestries showing animals, famously a unicorn, on a red ground, perhaps they are simply beautiful.
Hang it on a wall in a breakfast or drawing room, so that its pattern can be appreciated as a work of art, or drape it over a sofa or bed to enjoy the rich folds of colour and the softness of the textile. The effect will rejuvenate any interior.
Material: 100% hand woven North Carolina cotton, 70% of which is recyled
Dimensions: 178cm x 137cm (approx.)
Care: Wash at a cool temperature on a gentle, wool cycle; tumble dry on a cool cycle or, ideally, hang out to dry naturally