Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants and Trees (Dover Pictorial Archive)
Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants and Trees (Dover Pictorial
This profusely illustrated archive of more than 200 flowers, plants, and trees was compiled by Ernst and Johanna Lehner — two of the world's foremost collectors of pictorial symbols (who also happen to be devoted flower enthusiasts). Their comprehensive collection, with illustrations selected from rare sources, extends from the image of a pomegranate, the Chinese symbol of fertility, to a basket of flowers in a nineteenth-century Valentine silhouette. A profusion of bouquets, wreaths, flowers of the months, and other floral designs are also included.In examining the symbolism of flora, the authors consider the religious, magical, and legendary significance of plants such as the mandrake, used as an opiate and love potion; the lotus, revered by the Egyptians and the Mayas of Central America; the mistletoe, a plant believed by the ancients to be capable of raising people from the dead; as well as the Bo tree, sunflower, dragon tree, ice plant, and many other botanical specimens. The development of horticultural images in heraldic devices, emblems, and symbols is also discussed, and a concluding section displays a table summarizing the symbolic meanings of every known species of flora — from absinthe to zinnia.A visual treat for flower lovers, this volume of royalty-free illustrations is an essential sourcebook for artists and designers. Of value to botanical experts and gardening specialists, it will also appeal to folklore enthusiasts.
- Brand: Ernst Lehner
- ASIN: 0486429784
- UPC: 800759429783
The Flower Book
The Flower Book
Explore 60 flowers, bloom by bloom, in stunning portraiture with lush macrophotography that showcases the details of each flower, and learn how to arrange flowers with different styles, tips, and techniques.Intimate portraits of each flower include quick-reference profiles with tips for choosing the best blooms, care for cut stems, arranging recommendations, colors, shapes, and even growing tips to transform the home, from yard to tabletop. Study a multitude of blooms, from the amaryllis in spring, snapdragon in summer, and dahlia in fall to tropical wonders such as orchids and African lilies.The Flower Book spotlights 30 sample floral arrangements that show how to design and build custom floral arrangements using featured blooms. Plus, a step-by-step techniques section walks beginners through the basics of foliage and fillers, bouquets, and arrangements to make this book as practical as it is beautiful.A perfect gift for anyone who loves flowers, The Flower Book celebrates all the wonderful qualities of flowers—their sheer beauty, infinite variety, and power to evoke admiration—bloom by exquisite bloom.
- Brand: DK
- ASIN: 146544548X
Nature and Its Symbols (A Guide to Imagery)
Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants and Trees [Illustrated Edition] by Ernst Lehner (15-Aug-2012) Paperback
Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Locket Pendant (30 mm) with Necklace and Pads, Hypo-allergenic 316L Stainless Steel, Camellia Flower Petals, Round, Gift Set
Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Locket Pendant (30 mm) with Necklace and Pads, Hypo-allergenic 316L Stainless Steel, Camellia Flower Petals, Round,
Multi-faceted, pendant resembling the Camellia flower - charming and delightful. In Asian symbolism, the camellia flower represents the divine, faithfulness, longevity and the union of two people.Aromatherapy offers relief for many ailments and discomforts Ð physically and mentally. Using this aromatherapy necklace pendant with a 30 inch (76 cm) chain allows you to diffuse essential oils regardless where you are, and surround yourself with the soothing scents of your favorite aromatherapy oils. Use it at home, in your office, at school, while with friends. Instruction:Easy to use: The color pads can be used interchangeably, but ideally use the same oil for each pad. Hold the locket on the eyelet that the necklace feeds through. Using your fingernail, lift the top of the locket at the small notch on the right side. Add some drops onto the felt pad and insert it into the locket. Push the felt pad down, if necessary, so it fits flush in the seat. Close the locket and wear it around your neck as you go about your day. In general, the scents will not affect people around you, but the benefits of the essential oils will reach you. Features:Locket: made of high quality hypo-allergenic 316L surgical stainless steel, with solid, smooth back and magnetic closure, 30 mm in diameter, weight 0.6 oz (17 gr)Chain Necklace: made of high quality hypo-allergenic 316L surgical grade stainless steelAromatherapy pads which can be washed and reused.Packaged in a nice, beautiful gift box made of environmentally friendly cardboard. Content:1 Stainless Steel Locket, 30 mm diameter1 Stainless Steel, 76 cm (30 inch) necklace12 Multi-color Felt Pads, 24 mm diameterNote: While this material is considered of surgical, hypo-allergenic grade making it suitable for many people with nickel sensitivity, all 316L [read more]
- Brand: Kandala
- ASIN: B074SXN7B2
The Illustrated Herbiary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Bewitching Botanicals
The Illustrated Herbiary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Bewitching
Rosemary is for remembrance; sage is for wisdom. The symbolism of plants — whether in the ancient Greek doctrine of signatures or the Victorian secret language of flowers — has fascinated us for centuries. Contemporary herbalist Maia Toll adds her distinctive spin to this tradition with profiles of the mysterious personalities of 36 herbs, fruits, and flowers. Combining a passion for plants with imagery reminiscent of tarot, enticing text offers reflections and rituals to tap into each plant’s power for healing, self-reflection, and everyday guidance. Smaller versions of the illustrations are featured on 36 cards to help guide your thoughts and meditations.
- ASIN: 1612129684
Butterflies Hair Clip | Hand Crafted Metal Barrette Made in the USA with imported French Clips By Oberon Design
Butterflies Hair Clip | Hand Crafted Metal Barrette Made in the USA with imported French Clips By Oberon
100% Britannia silver metal and the delicate butterfly design make this barrette one of a kind. Whether you wear it to sweep back one side, in a ponytail or to secure a messy twist, compliments will abound!. With a style that only fine, handcrafted accessories can achieve, this French clip barrette is the perfect fit for all your favorite looks. Pull fine, thin hair into a classic low pony for a look that goes from the office to an evening out with ease. Curly, thick locks are gracefully tamed with a well-placed barrette, and formal pin-up styles are held securely (and beautifully) in place. You'll discover that the Oberon Butterflies clip is so versatile you'll reach for it again and again. Because it's hand crafted in the US from the finest 100% Britannia metal, each clip is a unique work of art you'll love to show off, and it makes a timeless gift as well. 0.6 ounces 3.25 x 0.75 inches 70mm Imported French Clip Mechanism Guaranteed against breakage Makes a great gift Click "add to cart" and order your Oberon Design Butterflies Hair Clip today, and pick one up as a gift, too. About The Image Beloved by humans as fluttering personifications of the flowers butterfly wings mimic, butterflies are represented by a wide array of cultural symbolism from rebirth to immortality.
- Color: Silver
- Brand: Oberon Design
- ASIN: B013F5OMDW
- UPC: 819686012494
Zen in the Art of Flower Arrangement: The Classic Account of the Meaning and Symbolism of the Japanese Art of Ikebana
Zen in the Art of Flower Arrangement: The Classic Account of the Meaning and Symbolism of the Japanese Art of
Japanese masters have developed the techniques of ikebana over centuries and, while many different styles have evolved, they all share the same fundamental principles. The art embodies aesthetic considerations, knowledge of the natural forms of plants, and a profound understanding of the space around them. This book explains these principles by describing the lessons learned from master arranger Bokuyo Takeda and the underlying Zen symbolism in the art of ikebana. Readers will learn that training in ikebana is a process of achieving spiritual enlightenment and that the craft of arranging flowers is a form of meditation. These lessons provide a perfect escape from the stresses of everyday life and the incomparable satisfaction of creating beauty in the home.
- ASIN: 0285634909