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Living Paintings

Feline Friends

Suitable for: Book Clubs

This one is for cat lovers – from the friendly purr of the tom cat, to Egyptian mummified cats and bronze deities, to a cat embroidered in silk thread and loaded with Elizabethan intrigue.

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This one is for cat lovers. From the friendly purr of the tom cat, via Egyptian mummified cats and bronze deities, to a silk embroidery loaded with Elizabethan intrigue. If you are a cat lover, we have already won you over.
The cat here is wearing a crown and is looking rather formidable. One paw is holding the tail of a mouse. Do these represent Elizabeth and MaryWe know that the beautiful Mary had a tragic life, surrounded by conspiracy, plots and murder.
Do you know, a group of cats is called a clowder? And our clowder have been explored in a variety of media by these artists and makers - from sumptuous glossy oil paint, to cool bronze sculpture, to layers upon layer of linen, to delicate silk thread embroidery. All these cats have wonderful tactile qualities.

What's inside

  • 10 copies of two or three raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • Coloured picture book of the raised images. Guidance Notes to help you make the most of using this book.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

The Gayer-Anderson Cat, 600BC, Hollow-cast bronze Mummy of a Cat, 1st Century AD, Cat tissue, linen
Ginger Cat and Mouse on Chequered Floor Mary Queen of Scots, 1575, Embroidery
Blinking in the Sun or Cat in a Cottage Window, Ralph Hedley, 1881, Oil on canvas

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