Sindhi hand-painted and glazed wooden flower vase
This is a flower vase - an open container, often used to hold cut flowers. The earliest known flower arranging dates back to ancient Egypt. Egyptians were decorating with flowers as early as 2,500 BCE. They regularly placed cut flowers in vases for fragrance and decorative purposes. The ancient Greeks used flowers and herbs for adornment. In China, the practice of decorating cut flowers dates back to the ancient Han Chinese era. The same is true for the people of Indus Valley - Harappa and Mohenjodaro. The use of flowers was common in religious practices and women used to adorn themselves with the flowers. Cut flowers were used to decorate houses and places of worship etc. The Hindu ritual pushpanjali involves the use of flowers in offering and prayer to the Hindu Gods.
A Legacy of Ancient Practices
Handcrafted wooden flower vases, with hand-painted lacquer works, is a legacy of the the traditions of home decorations and religious rituals. Some use flowers in religious ways, whereas others use for home decoration and for mood elevating aroma.
Approximate Size: Height: 25 cm; maximum width 12 cm.