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Call of the Wild
The 6th Lotus Sunrise collection for those with a taste for regal,
Combining seemingly impossible is the'Call of the Wild' Collection of designs. With a touch of royatly and splendour, these animal designs combine
the grace, charm and dignity of the wild animals, which symbolize poise and power. The 6th Lotus Sunrise collection
has 4 charming designs. To view these designs in large size, go to theGallery 6 page.
Eliya - Elephant
Royal watching can be quite a delight, when you
are fortunate enough to have caught sight of the grace, charm and dignity of a
Eliya, which means Elephant in Sinhalese, is the
first design created for this new collection, and is very much a royal and revered animal indeed!
Imagine coming close to majestic walls, tipped with gold, of a Maharaja's palace, where you sneak a
peak into the splendid palace grounds and it's royal animals that roam peacefully. Pushing
carefully aside large leaves of the luscious foliage, stylised in Lotus's adopted creeper work,
bordering the outskirts, to reveal a magnificent creature standing in all his regal
The Kings own favourite pet elephant, Eliya, is
adorned here in rich ceremonious ornate silks, gold and precious jewels. Ivory white tusks gleam
with three decorative gold bands, showing his place as the Maharaja's prize gentle giant. He
wanders in his special reserve, grazing upon coconut leaves, and many delicious treats of the royal
park. The Elephant signifies qualities such as patience, wisdom and chastity. Also, because of it's
size and strength, the elephant symbolizes power and according to Buddhist tradition, a white
elephant is the symbol of royalty.
So for those with a taste for regal things,
here's a very tasteful design to grace your home (or palace!), adding a touch of royalty and
La Leopard Jumeaux
An African look lends inspiration to the spirit
of these great cats of the jungle. The design name, in French, translates as "The Twin
Here they are depicted comfortably resting,
watching in vigil upon high branches of jungle trees, that offer coolness from the African heat,
with dazzling African blue skies overhead, as seen in the background. The Leopard is considered as
the Great Watcher, due to their spots resembling many eyes. They symbolize courage and untamed
instincts, and in African culture, the Leopard is revered as a creature that represents the light
of the morning sun. Aptly considered so, as this big cat can certainly run with the speed of light,
when in pursuit of it's prey!
Bright, but subtly variegated shades of red and
vermilion, blanket beneath a bold pattern of elegant stripes and white pearl-like dots, that create
the border.Contrasting in the border design are corner
seals, using geometrical shapes of diamond-squares and triangles, impressing the border's entirety
with an African art style. Leopard skins are commonly known to denote royalty, and were, and are
still worn by African royalty, and additionally worn to ward off danger.
This design portrays the leopard's natural grace
and beauty, poised in a colourful and vibrant setting, bringing a little of the wild
Lælaps - Canis Major
Lotus Sunrise borrows a touch of Greek art in
this design. Revering a creature of the wild, capable of great obedience, when trained. Man’s loyal
companion, was immortalized in the heavens by the ancient Greeks, in the constellation Canis Major
(The Great Dog).
An elegant great canine is styled here with a
shiny coat and poised with an intelligent look. Wearing a golden collar with a bejewelled enhancer,
perhaps awarded to him, by Zeus himself. A dreamy sapphire sky at dusk, peppered with the first
appearing twinkling stars of the evening, lends itself as a backdrop.
Grecian style ivy, associated with immortality,
decorates the upper part of the circular design. The artist mixes the ivy with deep red lotus
blossoms, creating a fantasy look. Motifs of Lælaps' jeweled pendant, flank
the outer corners of the frame, which encases a flood of sun -like brilliance of whirling, vibrant
yellow- orange shades.
According to mythology, Lælaps was a dog that could outrun anything it pursued. However, it met its match
eventually when Lælaps encountered a fox that ran even faster then him. It
seemed the great dog and the fox would race each other eternally, and so Zeus intervened turning
them both into stone, and placing them in the sky among the stars. Canis Major is just one of
Orion's (the great hunter) canine celestial companions.
Pavo - Imperial Peacock
A very proud and imperial peacock graces the
fourth composition in this collection. With all his feathers in full plume, and wings aflutter, he
holds a lovely exotic bloom in his beak, as the flower and it's leaves trail down delicately behind
A simple form of inspired Moroccan patterns, in
cool turquoise and passionate magenta, that one might see in homes and beautiful courtyards in
Marrakech, create the borders. Named also after a constellation, Pavo, the peacock was introduced
at the end of the 16th century by Dutch navigators. Pavo is one of several celestial birds in the
same area of the southern night sky, which include Tucana, Grus, Apus, and
Greek Mythology associates the peacock as sacred
to the Goddess of the heavens, Hera. It is said that from Hera's breast, the Milky Way was created.
Hera assigned a creature with a hundred eyes called Agros, to keep vigil over a white heifer, which
she had figured her husband Zeus had turned one of his lovers, the nymph Io, into. Having
discovered his wife's ploy, Zeus requested Hermes to slay the Agros, and release the heifer. Hera
then placed the hundred eyes of the Agros upon the tail of the peacock.
Often the peacock is also associated with
royalty too, and is a beautiful sight to see tame ones strutting about a spacious garden. One can't
help, but feel admiration for their brilliant feathers and colour! A majestic design to bring
exotic opulence to any home.