Melton Wool 560 - East Meets West Embroidery
The eleventh creature in the Zodiac cycle, the dog is held with high regard within Chinese mythology. Expressing character traits such as kindness, loyalty, and trustworthiness, statues of dogs were often the guardians of palaces, tombs, and royal buildings in order to ward off evil or bad luck.
The Moon Melton wool jacket features heavily detailed handworked embroideries of a British Bulldog and a Chinese Lion Dog - representing maharishi’s ongoing thematic duality of east vs. west. The reverse of the jacket reinforces the subject of pacifism, with an adaptation of Winston Churchill’s quote — “to jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.”