This chart was inspired by a 20th Century painting by Russian artist, philosopher, and peace activist Nicholas Roerich. We don’t know a lot about the painting, but we love the artist’s pastel colours and beautiful snow maiden.
A lone archer sits high above the valley snowfall — in the distance the mystical Himalayan mountains peak through cloud swirls in varying shades of DMC Lavender, Cornflower, and Royal blue.
The design is incredibly beautiful and will bring the confidence, power and precision of a lone warrior woman into your home or office. There is always something empowering about a woman alone in the wild.
PLEASE NOTE: to achieve the full affect of falling snow this cross stitch has a lot of scattered colours and confetti. We recommend using Pattern Keeper with this chart.
Nicholas Roerich lived between 1874 and 1947 and was famous in his own country for painting scenes from ancient history (look for the Viking and Slavs series in the shop).
In his later years he travelled extensively through India, Mongolia and Asia, capturing the essence of the Indian and Nepal Himalayas — as well as themes and symbols from the world’s great religions. Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism.
What we particularly love about the artworks of Nicholas Roerich is the way they evokes a deep sense of peace, tranquility and stillness. Perfect for cross stitch.
Keep calling back to the store as we add more amazing cross stitch projects featuring the artworks and visions of Nicholas Roerich.