Rivendell is described in the works of Tolkien as a peaceful, magical sanctuary established by Elrond and located at the edge of a narrow gorge, hidden in the foothills of the Misty Mountains. According to The Hobbit, "Evil things did not come into that valley".
The pattern is influenced by a linocut printing style - with fine, clear lines creating texture and movement and whimsical story-book imagery. It features Elven houses nestled into the Valley sides and flowing waterfalls.
A quote in Elvish flows along the borders from Bilbo on The Last Homely House East of the Sea. It reads: “Time doesn’t seem to pass here: it just is.”