Love Welcomes is a creative social enterprise that helps refugee women begin to stitch their lives back together. Launched in 2017 it was created in response to the refugee crisis in Greece. Today it works in Greece as well as other locations supporting refugees in camps and those who have been resettled.
In 2019, Banksy teamed-up with Love Welcomes to produce the 'Banksy x Love Welcomes' mat.The mat is hand-stitched using the fabric from life vests abandoned on the Mediterranean beaches. The mats were designed by the world-renowned artist, Banksy and fabricated in Greek refugee camps.
All mats have a Gross Domestic Product official label attached but the mat is not eligible for a certificate of authentication.
Year first published: 2019
Technique: Hand-stitched mat made using life vests
Classification: From second edition of 500
Dimensions: 60cm(w) x 40cm(h)
Markings: Label on verso
Condition: Pristine, supplied in original packaging
Framing: Sold unframed