Armenian Ceramic Plate with Ornamental Flower Motif & Birds
Diameter: 8.66" / 22 cm
Perched on colorful flowers and branches, white birds stand gracefully against a dark blue hand painted palette. Flowers and birds are very symbolic images in Armenian art.
This plate features a breathtakingly colorful motif of birds and flowers. In Armenian art, birds symbolize independence, the heavenly Jerusalem and the soul of a believer while flowers represent ongoing inventiveness, ability and openness to languages of form, renewed growth and harmony. 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 blue border is that of a typical Armenian design.
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.