Gobegu Cushion Embroidered Natural Linen 60x60cm
Feather and Down
Dimensions: 24" x 24"
In Greek Mythology, Nymphaea, water lilies are seen as a feminine spirit that inhabits freshwater. Over time, different cultures have formed their own unique beliefs about the Nymphaea species. Egyptians believe they create unity and symbolize the circle of life. In Asia the plant represents universality, in Buddhism enlightenment and in Hinduism they are seen as a symbol of purity. Lilies grow in mud but create a pure flower without blemishes. We realize that their freshwater habitats are threatened. Freshwater is becoming more limited year after year, with reserves now standing on about 1%. We need to stand together to become more conscientious about how we use one of our most valuable resources. The dried and pressed Nymphaea specimens used in our range come from South African research herbariums who conduct research in keeping our natural resources sustainable. The colors of the preserved Nymphaea specimens changed over the years. As they changed we should change in the way we use water, one of our scarcest resources.