Striking christmas decoration produced by St Nicolas, inspired by the tutu worn by Maryon Lane and Sandra Conley as Odile in The Royal Ballet Touring production of Swan Lake (1965) designed by Leslie Hurry.
Each decoration is hand made and beaded by a family run business in India using a traditional embroidery method called zardozi. Zari-embroidery originated in Persia and reached India in the 12th Century. Traditionally using gold wires to decorate courtly robes and heraldic emblems, the highly skilled technique means ‘sewing with gold.
Exclusively made for the Royal Opera House.
Full length: 22 cms
Heart size: 8 x 8 cms
St.Nicolas has been supporting the same family‐run business in Northern India for 14 years, and this long term relationship means that they can supply unique handmade designs at competitive prices, without compromising the welfare of their artisans.
Tutu image © ROH Collections