I love my magazine collection. It's full of the most inspiring images. I can read the same old magazine over and over again and find somethng new every time. This image comes from an old issue of Conde Nast - House & Garden and reminded me of Jude's impressive quilt at Spiritcloth
It's an 18th century ceremonial apron worn by Buddhist monks in a ceremony to invoke Buddhist deities and banish evil. The faux tiger skin is a tapestry wowen of pure silk or silk with gold and silver threads .....it's called a Kesi.The border is a strip of silk damask. In Tibetan ceremonial dances, the tiger symbolizes the protection of Buddhism against evil.
A few days ago I was reading my new emails and what should be there but a wonderful surprise from no other than the crochet legend himself.......James Walters. He directed me to his website. Please have a look, it's great. I'm hoping he will write something here one day - a few words of crochet wisdom for us all.