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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Flowers for Expression of Emotions

Various types of flowers have been used to express emotions since ancient times. There are references to flowers in the Bible as well as the literature of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and people of the Far East. In 18th Century Sweden, flowers were sent to convey specific messages. This concept was developed further in 19th Century Victorian England when flowers were used to send messages that were considered less than appropriate in the spoken word, for example red roses expressed passion and white expressed chastity. In contemporary times when language and visual images are more graphic, flowers are still enjoyed for their beauty.
The Beadshaper has created many beads decorated with flowers and others shaped as flowers. Some of them can be found at

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