Crane Applique Wall Hanging
100% Dupion Silk.
Symbolizing the coming of spring, the sight of flocks of cranes migrating up from the south brought joy and happiness. The crane is a traditional symbol of eternal youth, as they are reputed to be able to live hundreds of years. They are believed to guide the souls of the dead to fortunate rebirths.
Cranes are also symbols of loyalty and fidelity as they keep one partner for their entire lives.
Appliqué is a special type of embroidery which makes use of many individual pieces to form an intricate patchwork design. Used mostly in Tibet for creating silk thangkas, we have adapted the appliqué technique to create beautiful home furnishings such as cushions, bedcovers, and wall hangings. Instead of the figures of deities, traditional Tibetan motifs such as flowers, animals, and auspicious symbols are created using the highest quality silks and cotton hand-woven at Norbulingka.