WWF Tomorrow's Tigers
At the beginning of the 20th century, experts suggest there may have been 100,000 tigers in the wild. Today, the global population has shrunk by over 95%, with around 3,900 tigers remaining in the wild – the shocking legacy of threats that include rampant poaching and habitat loss.
Tomorrow’s Tigers is a major new fundraising project, devised and curated by Artwise, featuring specially commissioned, limited edition art rugs by 10 internationally-renowned artists. The project aims to raise awareness and funds in support of the Tx2 goal – a global commitment to double tiger numbers in the wild by 2022, the next Chinese year of the tiger. WWF has been at the forefront of Tx2, driving ambitious and innovative conservation plans that aim to turn back the decline of tigers in the wild.
Taking inspiration from the fabled Tibetan Tiger Rug, as well as the splendour of tigers in the wild, each artist has been invited to design a rug in response.
‘We can’t let tigers become the stuff of myth and fairy tale. These majestic animals must remain to remind us of the magic inherent in reality.’
– Gary Hume
Artists commissioned to make rugs for Tomorrow’s Tigers: Francesco Clemente, Bernard Frize, Gary Hume, Reena Saini Kallat, Anish Kapoor, Maya Lin, Harland Miller, Raqib Shaw, Kiki Smith and Rose Wylie.
These limited edition art rugs are available at WWF
Each rug will be hand made to order, please allow six to nine months for delivery (delivery time will be confirmed upon order).
Harland Miller - If - 2018 / 2019
This rug uses a fine knot count and many different shades of wool to create the watercolour, aged effect for the field. The lettering is a single tone of black mill spun wool and the edges are carved to give the graphic look to the lettering.
Medium: Rug. Hand-knotted, hand-spun, hand-dyed natural wool
Size: 200 x 130cm
Limited edition of 10 + 1 AP
Signed and dated by the artist.
Courtesy of the artist and White Cube
Price: £ 25,000