A particular type of gingko tree, the Gingko Biloba, or "Butterfly Gingko", which grows with a double leaf reminiscent of a butterfly's wings, inspired the design of this lovely bud vase.
Aram, whose name in Hindi translates to "gently, with peace, with love and care," remembers, "The first time I saw this tree, it literally looked like it had been completely overtaken by butterflies…as if they would all take flight the moment I walked too close or made a noise. The idea that the leaves could evoke the beauty of butterflies was magical to me, like trees that can metamorphose from flora to fauna in the blink of an eye."
Made entirely by hand in New Dehli using traditional metalworking techniques, no two examples ever exactly the same.
A wonderful gift, this bud vase is equally comfortable in contemporary as well as in more classical interiors.
Oxidized, Natural Bronze, Stainless Steel, White Enamel
Measures W 3.5 x H 4.25 inches
Because gingko leaves resemble butterflies, a range of butterfly gingko themed gifts were selected for the gift shop accompanying the exhibition Monet Framing Life, which will be at the Detroit Institute of Arts from October 22, 2017 — March 4, 2018.