He's made beautiful rugs, like this one for our front door:
as well as some other beautiful items around the house.
And so, for Christmas, I wanted to do a drawing of something he'd really love. I decided to do a drawing of a sea chest becket; or what Chris calls, 'the highest form of rope art'. (Nerd!)
The chest becket is tied using a number of different types of knot to create a beautifully decorative handle.
'A fancy chest becket served as an outward symbol that the owner of that chest was a sailor who deserved respect. The knowledge of how to tie certain knots was often bartered and only experienced sailors knew how to create such intricate pieces.'
- the Marlinspike website