Mighty Thread

Tapestry is not just for decorative, flowery patterns. To prove it, fine needlework experts Tapisserie of London paired up with Zaha Hadid Architects, never accused of being flowery, to create an utterly contemporary piece of tapestry for our Handmade issue.

The project started when Tapisserie of London owner Lady Hayat Palumbo envisioned an architecture-themed, handcrafted bag as a birthday gift for her Iraqi-British friend; a piece that would combine traditional tapestry and modern architecture.