In Greek Mythology, Nymphaea, water lilies are seen as a feminine spirit that inhabits fresh water. Over time, different cultures have formed their own unique beliefs about the Nymphaea species. Egyptians believe they create unity and symbolise the circle of life. In Asia the plant represents universality, in Buddhism enlightenment and in Hinduism they are seen as a symbol of purity. Lilies grow in mud but creates a pure flower without blemishes.
We realised that their freshwater habitats are threatened. Fresh water is becoming more limited year after year, with reserves now standing on about 1%. We need to stand together to become more conscientious on how we use one of our most valuable resources.
The dried and pressed Nymphaea specimens used in our range come from South African research herbariums who conduct research in keeping our natural resources sustainable.
The colours of the preserved Nymphaea specimens changed over the years. As they changed we should change in the way we use water, one of our scarcest resources.
Cushions are hand dyed, slight colour variations may occur.
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Located on trendy Main Street in Vancouver, Canada, Olive+Wild features a curated selection of local artists, international design and exceptional gifts. Owner Bella creates a unique shopping experience by integrating edgy with classic and creating a thoughtful blend of trends and concepts.
Olive+Wild brings a fresh approach to your gifting and home decor. We love what we do and are passionate about our products and clients. Presenting local artists, potters and ceramicists from around British Columbia alongside a hand picked selection of global design companies, we hope you will find the perfect something for any occasion.