Weaving Peace

Czechoslavakian activist and former president Václav Havel was recently commemorated with a giant, gorgeous tapestry designed in his honor, which will hang in the re-named Václav Havel Airport in Prague. Designed by Czech artist Petr Sís, the tapestry depicting a man made of birds, flying against a watery sky above Prague, measures 5 x 4.2m, woven by master weavers in Aubusson, France. Havel played a central role in promoting and protecting human rights in Europe, and 5 musicians – Bono and The Edge from U2, Peter Gabriel, Sting and Yoko Ono Lennon – all longtime supporters, paid for the creation of the beautiful tapestry.