'Easy Tiger' was inspired by the story of Hannah Twynnoy who worked as a barmaid in the market town of Malmsbury. In 1703 there was a travelling exhibition of wild animals in the rear yard of the pub and Hannah was mauled to death by a tiger which she had liked to tease! I have seen many pieces of Staffordshire pottery depicting this unlikely event and my linen figure helps to keep the story alive. My decorative linen figures are free standing with a wooden base and are filled with wadding and fragrant lavender. Made from pure linen the base and head are trimmed with lace and each figure is hand printed and hand sewn.
height - approx 27cm
black print on mustard linen