blackwork, canvaswork, hand embroidery
Ripples On Water 4 Wall Art
This is the fourth needlepoint pattern of the Ripples on Water Series by Iryna Varabei. These mesmerizing designs are based on Belarusan geometrical weaving patterns.
Such patterns were used for making bed coverlets, wall art, towels, and such. The designs have a distinctive optical effect and work as mandalas to refresh and energize the observer.
Most designs are associated with water and a spring. In turn, the spring is a symbol of Belarus itself. Over time these waterlike designs became a brand of Belarusan culture.
skill level Advanced
22ct canvas 4½” [12cm] square