King Charles’ coronation: The King’s anointing screen made from NZ wool

May 8, 2023

New Zealand wool had a front row seat at the King’s Coronation!

This beautiful cloth used in the Anointing Screen design is made of wool from Australia and New Zealand, woven and finished in UK mills. Other materials used have been sourced sustainably from across the UK and other Commonwealth nations. The Screen has been designed and produced for use at the most sacred moment of the Coronation, the Anointing of His Majesty The King.

Designed by Aidan Hart and brought to life through hand and digital embroidery, managed by the Royal School of Needlework. The central design takes the form of a tree representing the 56 member countries of the Commonwealth, with The King’s cypher positioned at the base of the tree. The screen combines traditional and contemporary sustainable embroidery practices to produce a design which speaks to His Majesty The King’s deep affection for the Commonwealth.

The threads used by the Royal School of Needlework are from their famous ‘Wall of Wool’ and existing supplies that have been collated over the years through past projects and donations.

The screen has been gifted by The City of London Corporation and City Livery Companies.

Photo credit: Press association and release: Royal Communications

Read more about this at New Zealand Herald HERE

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