This beautiful tapestry panel is titled "The Lavender Fairy". It shows one of Cicely Mary Barker's illustrations for her Flower Fairy books. The background is light blue with a fairy dressed in violet color holding to a stem of lavender. There is little butterfly flying around.
"The most cherished artist in the category of illustrating fairies with lepidopteran wings is British artist, Cicely Mary Barker. Her illustrations are as popular today as she was in 1923 when she first published her "Flower Fairy" books. Though she died in 1973, her fairies live on in the hearts and imaginations of children and adults around the world."
This densily woven, high quality panel could be used to hang on the wall or made into a pillow. It would be a beautiful wall art for a children's room.
Details: Size is 14 x 14 inches; made in Belgium, pure cotton.
The Song of the Lavender Fairy
"Lavender's blue, diddle diddle"-
So goes the song;
All around her bush, diddle diddle,
(They love her well, diddle diddle,
So do the bees;)
While she herself, diddle diddle,
Sways in the breeze!
"Lavender's blue, diddle diddle,
She'll scent the clothes, diddle diddle,
Put away clean-
Clean from the wash, diddle diddle,
Hanky and sheet;
Lavender's spikes, diddle diddle,
Make them all sweet!