I love the Buddhist symbolism behind the lotus (padma): like the beautiful lotus which rises from the mud to bloom, so is our own nature to rise from samsara, or suffering, to reach clarity and enlightenment. In Japan, koi are symbols of love and friendship. (Oh, for a pair of silk pajamas in this fabric design — nirvana would not be far behind!)
Monday, May 11, 2009
Koi with Lotus :: Pattern Collection
Surface pattern designs © Kim Buchheit; licensing or purchasing option available.