Sample. The Lion eating the Sun - alchemical embroidery in silk velvet.
This sample is embroidered in the most lavish gold and silver metallic threads. The fabric is a high-quality silk velvet in a deep green / teal, with a beautiful shimmer.
This will add a glorious touch to anything you embellish with it. It also looks great framed and displayed.
We designed the embroidery ourselves, The green lion eating the sun is a frequently seen alchemical image seen in texts such as the Rosarium philosophorum. It symbolises vitriol (the green lion) purifying matter (the sun), on the path to producing gold, or the Philosopher's stone.
Please note that the "compare to" price is for the drawstring bag that we used this embroidery for. This is not a bag, it is a piece of embroidery.
- Individually designed and made by us in Ireland.
- Generous size at approx 26.5 cm * 50 cm (10.5 * 19.7 inches).
- Great attention to detail in the design and stitching
- Generous stitch count using gorgeous premium threads including gold and silver metallic threads