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Language of Flowers Bandana

Language of Flowers bandana by BERBO Studio

Imagine if flowers could speak... well listen carefully because they actually do.

"In the Victorian era, lovers communicated in secret by sending elaborate bouquets of carefully chosen flowers, each bloom (and even color) signifying a specific part of a whole message. A language of flowers, though has existed in many forms for many centuries. Some of the most common floral associations we hold today originated in ancient times; the red rose first appeared as a symbol of love and desire in an Ancient Roman myth dedicated to Venue.

There are other more obvious ancient roots, with the olive branch symbolizing reconciliation in war as far as Ancient Greece, reinterpreted by the Victorians to represent reconciliation in love. Even older is the Ancient Egyptian symbolism attached to Myrtle, still used today to symbolize love and marriage, maybe most famously in the wedding bouquets of the British royal family.

Flowers and herbs were carried as lucky talisman by Aztec warriors, mixed into heart tonics by medieval doctors, made into love potions passed on through the ages from the Middle East to Eastern Europe. We've been fascinated by flowers and plants since time immemorial, rapt their beauty and eager to attach meaning to them, to decode their beautiful, ethereal messages" - Erin Berkowitz 

 

Naturally dyed with Quebracho Rojo and screen printed by hand in LA. 

Soft, pre-washed 100% cotton

21 x 21 inch 

Warm to dusty pink, printed with black ink

Note: Each bandana is dyed by hand. Variations in color and pattern with occur with each piece. 

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