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Portuguese artist Vanessa Barragão is a textile artist, and this is her collection named “Botanical Tapestry”. 

This tapestry was created to celebrate the partnership between London Heathrow Airport and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. A gigantic work, representing no less than 520 hours, requiring 8 kilos of jute and cotton, as well as 42 kilos of recycled wool. 

“This art piece represents the world map. There are all the colors present in our continents and some of the world’s coral reefs and some plants around the world,” she explains.