23 carat gold leaf
and copper powder on taffetas,
with gilded bamboo support
20 x 36.5 cm

he brightness of the two-tone silk weave of the taffetas really brings out the best of this medieval piece, inspired by a church's stone doorframe.

The design is first painted onto the fabric using a copper base, and then covered with gold leaf.

Being a symbol of strength and vigilance, griffins can also be represented as the guardians to higher levels of awareness.