Friday, May 06, 2011

Queen's Head Stamp Rugs

The Felt and Wire website reports, "Fresh on the heels of the royal nuptials, we must share this woolly bully news, just in from F&W friend Martha Newton Furman. The iconic bust of Queen Elizabeth, sculpted by Arnold Machin and printed on billions (our conservative estimate) of British postage stamps since 1967 … is now available as a rug or wall hanging. Check out the Queen’s Head Stamp Rugs, officially licensed by The Royal Mail, natch. We can’t help but wonder, is the Queen amused?"

It goes on to say, "The witty Brits at Rug Maker describe this offering as the “ultimate majestic design statement, capable of “bringing a regal air to any interior. If you had a certain sense of humour, you might be tempted to think of this as calling the Queen on the carpet!"

A description on the manufacturer's website states, "The Queen's head is embossed on these unique Postage Stamp Rugs which are skilfully hand woven from 100% New Zealand wool in the Kathmandu valley, Nepal. Featuring scalloped edges which mimic the perforations on Royal Mail Postage Stamps each rug is individually hand carved to create a stunning 3D effect. Used as a conventional rug or hung on a wall for an alternative look, the Queen's Head Stamp Rug is the ultimate majestic design statement."

For more information, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM