100% Combed Cotton, 267gsm. Plush weave.
I created it last year at a time we were having very mixed fortunes as a family; not long after we found out we were pregnant with our second child, we suffered the bereavement of a close family member dying. One thing that helped me through this was the wisdom of one of my friends, who said "When the life stream closes a door, it opens a window".
Accepting the duality of life and death as two complementary forces is something that many cultures acknowledge. One of my favourite philosophers is Alan Watts, who talks about this subject.
Anyhow, the imagery of skulls, whilst quite morbid for some, isn't always seen that way. Personally, I actually see them more as a symbol for our species, and don't really even associate them with death. I've heard that in Mexico, the Day of the Dead, which has a lot of skull imagery, is a celebration of Life, with flowery sugar skulls used to represent life and rebirth.
That is what I wished to create with this piece that incorporates a floral skull motif - a design to celebrate the beauty and fragility of life, and my acceptance last year that without one, we cannot have the joy of the other.
With all that said, I also think that skulls just look kinda cool..
Ring Slings (2m) - £79
Size 2 (2.7m) - £79
Size 3 (3.2m) - £88
Size 4 (3.7m) - £97
Size 5 (4.2m) - £106
Size 6 (4.7m) - £118
Size 7 (5.2m) - £127
Like a sandy bay hugs the sea, our woven wraps and slings are designed for you to carry your baby safely and snugly. We work with our local weavers in Yorkshire, England to create soft and strong natural fabrics perfect for baby-wearing.
As a family of artists it is our vision to create beautiful artworks and stylish patterns on our wraps. We design each fabric so the images, flow and space in each pattern take on a completed form when wrapped around you and your baby.
Each wrap is carefully sewn by Juliette who is a very experienced seamstress and babywearer. We also design and sell accessories, such as hats and cowls in the same material to match your slings to wear whilst you're out showing your baby the world.