Chapeau | Harmony Kingdom Cat in Straw Hat - V2
- The artists’ signature acorn is concealed in the rose bouquet on the front of the hat.
- Artist: David Lawrence
- Carving Date: 2003
- Edition: Version Two
- Status: Retired
- Dimensions: 2.5" wide, 2.1" long, 2.4" high
- Made in England
A pretty ginger cat curls up in a straw hat. In England, straw is valuable not only for hats, but also for thatched roofs. Corn and wheat are not harvested by a big, noisy combine, which would cut the stems to pieces, but by small tractors pulling Victorian “sail reapers.”
On the interior is a “corn dolly,” usually woven from the last sheaf to be harvested and symbolizing the spirit that lives in the plant. In the spring the doll is ploughed into the earth again. 7 ¾ + 7 ¼ = 21. David Lawrence’s hat size is 7 ¾, his wife Sue’s is 7 ¼ and 21 is the number of years they’ve been married.
As with any Harmony Kingdom creation, item received will be similar but unique.