Large Tea Towel emblazoned with a two of Albertus Seba’s Snakes from the Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri. The coiled snakes are in symmetrically mirrored poses, one with burgundy patterns on yellow skin, the other with brown on grey. They are lying on a backdrop of black, intricately designed with Rune symbols, arrows, hexagrams and crystalline structures, over a faint text of Chinese characters.
Throughout magical folklore in history, snakes have been represented as symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing.
This range has been developed in conjunction with the British Library to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
- British Library