This is a Tree of Life silkwork picture with silk and metallic threads on a gold moiré silk ground. It was worked in 1754 by Mary King of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The picture features a lion and a leopard beneath a large flowering tree with birds and butterflies. This is an iconic image from the Winterthur Museum’s American Decorative Arts. The original is done in silk and metallic threads and we are happy to select and add wool, silk and some metallic threads if you wish to help complete the 12″ x 16″ mono deluxe needlepoint canvas. Available in 14, 16 or 18 mesh. Please indicate your mesh preference in the notes section at checkout. We will send 16 mesh if you do not provide a preference. Kit includes a very detailed stitch guide, the canvas on your choice of mesh, and silk, wool and ribbons for the many beautiful details on the canvas. The gray area on the bottom of this image will not be on the canvas you receive.