Lotus – the National Flower of Vietnam – is the closest flower for Vietnamese people.
Among hundreds of the flowers, in term of color and perfume, there are plenty of flowers having stronger fragrance, more beautiful colors than lotus. However, only lotus is found to gather fully the meanings of noble human life, yin-yang and five elements.
Lotus is the significant theme in painting with many beautiful meanings such as the wealth – richness leading to the meaning of prosperity, representing the descendant reproduction, bringing the good, taking the evil away. And it also symbolizes for the samsara of cause and effect: in which, the blossomed flowers represent the past, the lotus sepal is the symbol of the present and the lotus seeds symbolizes for the future, the consecutive succession and wealth.
It can be said that lotus represents the perfection. Due to the holy and pure beauty together with the fragrant smell, like Vietnamese people who always rise up and shine as the lotus always emerges from the mood to take the early sunlight, Theu Viet’s high quality embroidery of this flower is mostly used as the Feng Shui embroidery by the clients. Or else, it can be given as the meaningful present to the friends, the partners within and outside the nation.
(Hand – Embroidered Pictures – Vietnames– Theu Viet)