Vitoria-Regia Large Organic Latex Centrepiece With Edges , ColourfulRegular price£75.00 Sale price
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approximately 53 cm (d)
Striking nature-inspired latex centrepiece handcrafted by Amazonian communities in a unique blend of contemporary technology and ancestral knowledge.
These remarkable pieces connect you to the heart of the rainforest. Crafted from a unique blend of Amazonian latex and açai fibres, they are the result of two decades of scientific research combined with Indigenous ancestral wisdom. Their design draws inspiration from the intricate patterns, shapes, textures and colours found in the leaves of the Amazon forest, including the Vitoria-Regia, bringing the beauty and innovation of the rainforest to your dining table.
Vitoria-Regia (named after Queen Victoria by the English botanist John Lindley in 1865) is the giant water lily; the Tupi people of Brazil regarded the flowers of giant water lilies as objects of great beauty. According to legend, a young girl fell in love with the moon and stars and dreamt of becoming one of them one day. As she leant over water to embrace the moon’s reflection, she disappeared. To overcome her loss, a goddess transformed her into the most beautiful flower of the giant waterlily (source: Kew Gardens).
Please note that slight variations in colour and design may occur due to the handmade nature of this product.