The hare was once regarded as an animal sacred to Aphrodite and Eros. Live hares were often presented as a gift of love. Now the hare is commonly associated with the Anglo-Saxon goddess Eostre.
Many cultures, including the Chinese, Japanese and Mexican see a hare in the pattern of dark patches in the moon. The constellation Lepus is also taken to represent a hare.
Our kitchen textile range features a beautifully detailed hare, hand painted in water colour by artist Pat Tinsley, and has been printed as a repeat on to the gauntlets, double oven gloves and tea towel. The chefs' pad features a large single hare in all its glory.
Made from half panama 100% cotton, the hare is digitally printed in order to replicate the beautiful painting to pick out the fine detail.