The original canvas was silk and metallic threads on silk gauze made in the 19th century in China for one side of two of a small hand mirror. The original measures a tad smaller then ours, which measures 4″ – but you can request a 3″ circle instead. Available as a 4″ on 12, 14 or 18 mesh mono deluxe needlepoint canvas. Kit includes the canvas persian wool threads. Please contact us if you prefer to do this in silk threads. Please indicate your mesh preference in the note section at checkout. The Persian wool can be used as is or divided depending on the mesh you choose. This is a fun meaningful canvas for the novice to the more experienced hand. Available in alternate sizes.