A beautiful and arresting design of two confronted peacocks that abounds with ancient symbols of death, life, and resurrection: cypress trees and urns represented death in the antiquity whereas peacocks symbolized immortality and resurrection. The vibrant carnation and tulip border denote life and the eight-pointed stars in the peacock’s tails signify the “eighth day” which was a symbol of resurrection in Byzantium.
Inspired by an embroidered border from a 19th century bed linen in the Ionian islands, this modern adaptation preserves the original bold colorway of bright blue, terra cotta red, and olive green. Lovely as a framed textile or pillow cover.
Finished size (exclusive of hem): 10-1/4 x 17 inches
Stitch count: 133 x 217
Available as paper pattern only or as a kit. Kit includes our Traditional Groundcloth, DMC floss, pattern, and John James size 24 tapestry needle. Also available as download on our Downloads page.