This one-of-a kind glass luminary features the poppy flower- a flower that has long been used as a symbol of sleep, peace and death. They are associated with beauty, magic, consolation, fertility and eternal life. This luminary is perfect for adding tranquility into your home with flowers that will never truly die.
For more than 8,000 years, poppies have been cultivated for their wide range of colors, including red, scarlet, deep orange, light orange, white, purple and pink; sometimes with black centers. One extremely rare poppy, the Blue Himalayan, has large blue flowers, yellow centers and only grows above 10,000 feet in Tibet. Red poppies historically have been used to commemorate those who died in wartime, with the original association coming from the WWI battles in the poppy fields of Flanders. A perennial, the California Golden poppy was one of the earliest flowers grown in gardens, and covers the California hills in a brilliant blaze of orange, the color of both petals and centers. This poppy is also known as "flame thrower" and "Copa de Oro" (cup of gold).
While only orient poppies contain opium, other poppy seeds have mildly sedative effects as well, and the flower has long been used as a symbol of sleep, peace and death. Poppies are also associated with beauty, magic, consolation, fertility and eternal life. Greeks used poppies at the shrines of Demeter, goddess of fertility and Diana, goddess of the hunt. The Chinese saw poppies as symbolic of the loyalty and faith between two lovers. Egyptians used poppy seeds to relieve pain and included poppies at funerals and in burial tombs.
This luminary contains a variety of poppy types, including the Blue Himalayan, which is in the center. The sepia-toned poppy design is "sandwiched" between white background glass and a top glass "cap" of aqua. The luminary is accented with a third layer of colored glass sprinkles, adding red, orange, blue, yellow and sparkling adventurine green to the glass poppy design. The luminary is curved with heat to allow illumination from behind with a window, candle or other light source.
Blue Himalayan poppies are always available at The Glass Studio, LLC (even if the real ones can't live in temperatures above 65 degrees!). Each fused glass luminary is a unique, individually-crafted glass art creation, signed by the artist. One-of-a-kind glass botanical creations that will last forever -flowers that will never die.