I have designed, hand drawn in wax and painted the Crab, Cancer as a brilliant colourful shore crab based on those found in my childhood rock pool hunts. I have added a pattern of Celtic inspired knots to his carapace. However the story of Cancer comes from Greek Mythology; the wife of Zeus, King of the Gods, Hera tried to distract Hercules during his battle with the multi-headed Hydra by sending him Cancer the crab. However Hercules triumphed and during the fray stepped on and killed the crab. Hera set Cancer as a constellation in the night sky without any bright stars as it did not succeed.
Cancer is the astrological sign for those born from 22nd June to 22nd July. The characteristics ascribed to Cancer are emotional, diplomatic, intense, impulsive and selective.
The wax has been removed and the dyes stream fixed to produce a beautiful silky soft square with which you can decorate your home. The silk square is hand washable in mild detergent and to fully eliminate creases may be ironed from wet with a medium setting.