Angel's Silk Oblong Twill Scarf or Home Accessory
This elegant Wyeth Angel's Silk Oblong Silk Scarf also makes a beautiful wall hanging, table layover, or inspiring fashion accessory.
- 100% Silk Twill (opaque - perfect for wall hanging)
- Size: 12" x 66"
- Hand-rolled hem
Story behind the design:
A reredos is the decorated part of the wall behind an altar in a church and that is where the great talent of N.C. Wyeth (father of Andrew Wyeth) was expressed in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, located in the north transept of Washington National Cathedral. The Chapel is reserved for prayer and meditation.
Newell Convers Wyeth, who used only the initials of his two surnames, was the patriarch of an artistic family. He was born in Needham, MA, in 1882 and studied at the Massachusetts Normal Art School. At age 19 he became a student in Wilmington, DE, of the noted illustrator Howard Pyle. Later he lived in Colorado and New Mexico where he painted scenes of frontier life
N.C. was famous as a great American illustrator whose visions of Robin Hood, Robinson Crusoe, Treasure Island, The Last of the Mohicans, and other classics have resonated in the minds of generations of Americans. He was a lifelong member of the Unitarian Church. He died in 1945, having spawned an American painting dynasty.
The traditional symbol for the Holy Spirit is the dove, and many representations of doves can be found in this chapel. The reredos consists of three panels, created by N.C. Wyeth, which are set in elaborately-carved, canopied, wooden niches. The central panel depicts Jesus Christ, another representation of the Holy Spirit, with two kneeling Angels in prayerful posture.
Both of the magnificent side panels show bands of Angels praising with song and instruments. The beautiful colors and inspiring depiction in these paintings have been replicated on this silk.
These extraordinary Angels on silk will bring spiritual inspiration and remind you that the messengers of God are always with you.