Shawls

Dancer

45” x 45” – $400
35” x 35” – $350

“Beauty is life unveiling its holy face, your are both the life and the veil. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror, you are both eternity and the mirror.” – Kahlil Gibran

This image came from a turn-of the century post card and is repeated four times on the diagonal. When folded and brought around the shoulders, the image appears horizontal at the back and re-creates itself in front.

Hawk/Raven

45” x 45” – $400
35” x 35” – $350

Border Text: “Rising from Majestic Height, Red Tail Hawk in spiral flight. Feathered wonder, spirit high, great companion of the sky”

This design was created as a commission for a wedding. It was a surprise gift from the Maid of Honor to the Bride – who was a singer and had written the text as lyrics to a song.

Mendocino

45” x 45” – $400
35” x 35” – $350

Border Text: “…you shall be together, even in the silent memory of god, but let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another, but make not a bond of love, let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” – Kahlil Gibran

This design is David’s “Wedding Shawl” and has been commissioned for more than seven brides, who have often used it as an altar cloth during their wedding ceremony. Showing four images of Mendocino oriented on the diagonal, the clouds at the center relate to the lines of poetry describing “the winds of heaven”, and the rolling surf relates to the lines describing the “moving sea”. Available in other color ways.
Wedding Shawl, or Termeh.
In Iran, it is the custom to have the groom’s gifts to his bride arrive wrapped in their Termeh and it is often hung at the entrance to their home as an acknowledgment of their relationship. Here in the U. S., it can be used as part of inspired family ceremonies, worn as a shawl, hung as a wall hanging to honor a space in the home, suspended above a bed canopy, folded as a bureau scarf to honor a special arrangement of treasures, or draped to protect them. I hope that each Termeh will find many opportunities to grace the newly formed family’s ceremonial life and that it will be pased from generation to generation.

San Francisco

45” x 45” – $400
35” x 35” – $350

Border Text: “Standing alone on the mountain top, it’s easy to realize that we all dwell in a house of one room – the world, with the firmament for its roof – and we’re sailing the celestial spaces without leaving any track.” – John Muir

This design was created in collaboration with Phyllis Woodward of “Say it with Silk”, and shows San Francisco as seen from Sausalito on one diagonal and Sausalito as seen from San Francisco on the other corner. Founder of the Sierra Club, John Muir was a San Francisco area resident and was one of the founders of the environmental movement.

Ashland

45” x 45” – $400

Border Text: “He hath left you all his walks, his private arbors and new-planted orchards…and to your heirs forever, common pleasures to walk abroad and re-create yourselves.” – William Shakespeare.

This design shows a spring and fall images of the Southern Oregon town with the famous Shakespeare Festival. When folded it can be reversed to provide different color ways.

Hearts

45” x 45” $350
35” x 35” $300

Border Text: “At its best, falling in love means sharing the unknown with another soul, being willing to step together into the wisdom of uncertainty.” – Depak Chopra