Exquisite Japanese Red Head Cranes by internationally known artist, Helene Whitwell. Almost looks like a photograph! Red Crown Cranes are traditional symbols of peace and harmony. It was once common in East Asia and is often referred to as the Japanese Crane but the birds numbers have severely declined in Japan in recent decades due to habitat loss. Today, conservation efforts are succeeding in helping the birds make a comeback. In Eastern culture, these beautiful birds are symbolic of marital bliss, happiness and good fortune and also of peace. With simple stitches and the right threads this will be an amazing sophisticated canvas to love for years to come. Measures 14″ x 24″ – one of several sizes – on 14, 16 or 18 mesh mono deluxe needlepoint canvas. We are happy to select and add all the silk threads or silk/merino wool blend threads to help complete. We are happy to provide simple stitches and some techniques to make the stitching painless. Please indicate your mesh preference in the note section. Please contact us if you would like us to add your choice of threads. Available in alternate sizes.