The olive tree, which is common in the Mediterranean Basin (Greece, Asia Minor, and North Africa), inspired this lovely olive branch coaster set which contains 6 textured metal coasters, each with a cork base, along with a caddy.
Aram, whose name in Hindi translates to "gently, with peace, with love and care," remembers, "The olive branch has always held a powerful meaning for me representing both peace and victory. In designing functional objects with natural forms, there is a mingled sense of fragility and intensity. For me, it is like nature spreading through my interior spaces – like a magical olive grove sweetly willing its way into my home."
Made entirely by hand in New Dehli using traditional metalworking techniques, no two examples ever exactly the same.
A wonderful gift, this coaster set is equally comfortable in contemporary as well as in more classical interiors.
Goldplate, Oxidized, Nickelplate
Caddy Dimensions: 4.25 W x 5 L x 2.5 H inches
Coaster Dimensions: 3.75 inch Diameter
Because olive trees are native to the Mediterranean Basin, a range of olive branch themed gifts were selected for the gift shop accompanying the exhibition, Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage, which will be at the Detroit Institute of Arts from October 22, 2017 — January 15, 2018.