My ancestors in Dalmatia embroidered in brightly coloured threads on their national costumes. I wonder if my affinity with Frida Kahlo, paisley & frond patterns, flowers, cactus comes from some genetic memory of that land & what these embroideries signified?
"From new life to death, from purity to passion, flowers have had many meanings in myths and legends. Swelling from tender bud to full bloom, flowers are associated with youth, beauty, and pleasure. But as they wilt and die, flowers represent fragility and the swift passage from life into death."
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