Magical Mermaid with Her Chickens
Original, 100% virgin wool, hand hooked rug based on one of Zak Zaikine's Island Healing series of paintings. These paintings can also be found in his beautiful children's book The Magic of Hanalei Bay.
After the tuffting is completed, the ends of the yarn are hand sheared to an even height, then hand sculpted to give the rug added dimension. Next, on the original rugs, a see-through webbed mesh is applied to the reverse of the rug. Then the border of the original rug backing is turned over, folded with mitered corners, and glued for a perfect finish. Finally, each rug is signed and dated by Zak Zaikine which adds considerably to its value.
Dimensions: Size approximately 38" x 52"