Rug, 'Creation', cotton / wool, designed by Joice NanKivell Loch, handwoven by Turkish refugees, Ouranoupolis, formerly known as Pyrgos, Greece, mid 1900s
Rectangular pile rug called 'Creation' with a Byzantine style design, handwoven with naturally dyed wool in pale green, khaki, pink and cream. The centre of the rug features four cream two-headed dragons, off-set from each corner. The two-headed dragon is 'breathing out' the evolution of plant and animal life in a circular formation on a khaki background; the evolving plant and animal life motifs are repeated in the border which is itself edged with a narrow chevron outer border. The 'Nutcracker Eagle' motif in cream features in one corner, just inside the outer border, with a, possibly, Byzantine symbol in brown opposite.