Work

'Fleur de Lys' tapestries and rugs

1998

In 1998, a series of cut-pile rugs and tapestries made of hand-tufted wool, depicting the medieval heraldic device, were made from two of the fleurs de lys paintings of the same year, as the first expression in woven material of the frequent symbol in Brian's work.

"Designed by the artist Brian Clarke, in celebration of the 40 years anniversary of Aram Designs. Brian Clarke met Zeev Aram through his art dealer, the late Robert Fraser, in the 1970's. The fleur de lys has been a recurrent theme in Clarke's work for the last decade. This is its first expression in tapestry or woven material. Numbered limited edition of fifteen."