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Lotus Batik


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Relax into the serenity inspired by this beautiful batik wall hanging. Featuring a pool of bright, lovely lotus flowers with leaves floating on the surface. A gorgeous piece- the cool blues of the background really make the lotus flowers 'pop' . A lovely item, perfect for your home... use it in your own shrine, hang it in your living room, or anywhere you need a splash of color and joy. Perfect for the office... yoga or meditation studio.

Batik is an ancient method of dyeing fabric, popular today in South Asia. At the beginning, the design is drawn with a pencil on a piece of cotton cloth. During the dyeing process, some areas of the material are covered with wax to create designs by preventing dyes from penetrating in patterned areas. Multicolored and blended effects are obtained by repeating the dyeing process several times from the lightest color to the darkest color. After the last dyeing, the fabric is hung up to dry and boiled to dissolve the wax. Then it reveals the deep rich colors and the fine crinkle lines that give batik its character.

The Lotus symbolizes purity, beauty, majesty, grace, fertility, wealth, richness, knowledge and serenity. The Lotus is a sacred flower for Buddhists. The Lotus is one of the eight auspicious signs of Buddhism - an eight petalled lotus used in Buddhist mandalas symbolizes cosmic harmony, a thousand petalled Lotus, spiritual illumination. A bud symbolizes potential. The well known Buddhist mantra, "Om mane padme," refers to the jewel in the lotus, enlightenment.

This is a horizontal wall hanging perfect for that certain area of your home or office. It is 49 inches wide x 22 inches tall.

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