Tropical Colors

The Art of Living with Tropical Flowers
Product Number: EB00643773
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781462906413
Publisher: Periplus Editions
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With over 200 color photographs and helpful commentary Tropical Colors showcases the diverse flower arranging and design of Thailand. Flowers have always been an integral part of the cultural fabric of Thailand and a constant reminder of the country's Buddhist heritage and identity. As in other Asian cultures, flowers are lavishly used in Thailand to mark rituals and rites of passage; they are indispensable in age-old acts of worship, in celebrations, and in daily life. On their way to work, many Thais offer flowers and a heartfelt prayer at wayside shrines. Every day, scores of women at the royal court create floral offerings for the venerated Buddha images in Bangkok's temples and palaces. Thai Airways routinely presents orchid corsages to female passengers. This stunning and refreshingly original book goes beyond the everyday: it elevates flowers from mere floral arrangements to meditative floral "installations." Created from a combination of exotic and colorful tropical flowers, plant materials-fibers and leaves from banana plants and coconut trees, culms and twigs from bamboo-and unconventional materials like wire netting, harmoniously blend a strong, usually three-dimensional, structure with the sweet and subtle elements of flowers.

Original Publish Date: Oct 30, 2012

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