A beautiful water lily print throw pillow from the Nymphaea Collection
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24" x 24" / 60 X 60cm - suggested inner: 25.5" x 25.5" (65 X 65cm)
In Greek Mythology, Nymphaea,water lilies are seen as a feminine spirit that inhabitsfresh water.Over time, different cultures have formed their own unique beliefs abouttheNymphaeaspecies. Egyptiansbelievethey create unity and symbolise the circle of life. In Asia theplant represents universality, in Buddhism enlightenment andinHinduismthey are seen as a symbol of purity. Lilies grow in mud but creates a pure flower without blemishes.
We realised that their freshwater habitatsare threatened.Fresh water is becoming more limited year after year,withreservesnow standing onabout1%.We need to stand together tobecome more conscientious on 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.
Thecolours of thepreserved Nymphaea specimens changed over the years.As they changed we should change in the way we usewater, one of our scarcest resources.