St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England Often described as London's symbolic heart, the dome is among the world's largest. 35″ x 35″ – Hand-screen printed – 100% Silk Twill, hand-rolled hem.
"Creation of the Birds" Silk Bed Cover
Inspired by Genesis 1:20 – "And God said, 'Let the heavens be filled with birds of every kind.' " According to the book of Genesis, God created the world in six days. The results of His labors on days five and six are illustrated in Sir William Richmond's mosaics which span the quire loft of St Paul's Cathedral. One of these Byzantine-style mosaics, The Creation of the Birds, is reproduced in stunning detail on this sacred and inspiring Christian Silks square.
A Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has overlooked the City of London since 604, reminding everybody in this hub of commerce of the importance of the spiritual side of life. The current Cathedral – the fourth to occupy the site – was built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London. It was designed by the Court Architect Sir Christopher Wren, and its architectural and artistic importance reflect the close relationship between Church and State in Britain. The Cathedral has been the setting for many great events. In recent times, they include the wedding of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981.