Armenian Ceramic Plate with Floral Scilla Armenia Motif
Diameter: 8.66" / 22 cm
A lovely blue flower of Armenia, the blue Scilla Armenia features on this plate surrounded with flowers in yellow, orange and red. The ones at the bottom look like fish as fish and flowers have deep meaning.
Flowers are a central symbol in Armenian art, representing ongoing inventiveness, ability and openness to languages of form, renewed growth and harmony. This plate features a lovely, colorful flower motif. The plate is surrounded by a typical Armenian designed blue border with a flower motif painted on the inner surface. The Scilla Armenia flowers form the focal point with surrounding leaves and flowers. Flowers represent harmony and growth and this is captured with the colors which each represent something special. Blue is known to represent tranquility, spirituality and living beneath the sky while orange stands for creativity and a hard-working nature. Green is a symbol of growth and abundance. The two flowers at the bottom look like fish; fish represent fertility.
This wonderful plate can be used as a decorative ornament or as part of a set with other ceramics to serve guests on special occasions.
Bring a touch of art, history, culture and Jerusalem to someone's home with this lovely piece.
Note: Armenian ceramics are delicate and should be treated with care. Each piece is individually hand made with the ancient skill of mixing and shaping clay and water and then placing the object in an oven or kiln at a temperature of 1000°C until it hardens. The piece is then beautifully hand painted with metallic and oxidized paint, maintaining a natural color and then placed again in the oven at the same temperature. The finishing touch is one of fine glazing.