Cushion Cover - 100% Banarasi Silk - Black/Gold/Red - Elephants/Peacocks/Birds
Our cushion covers are sourced from a small family run business from the Rajasthani city of Jaipur in India, made from 100% Banarasi silk, which is the finest quality silk originating from the Indian city of Varanasi. This cushion cover is predominantly black, with 2 gold & red elephants, 2 gold & red peacocks, & 2 gold & red birds in the middle. The back of the cover is plain black.
Elephants hold a symbolic meaning in astrology, wherein, ‘elephant dreams’ are considered to have specific meanings. The actions and behaviour of these elephants in the dreams are of particular importance in interpreting what they stand for.
The flapping of its ears, dancing of its trunk, the prominence of its gigantic spine and royal tusks, the depth of its benevolent eyes while it strolls around with charming calm and composure, at once surrounds you with a feeling of safeguard, kindness, and respect. Such is the exuberance of this genial form, that has been on this planet for more than 50 million years. Elephants have long been associated with humans, their emotions, and their stories. They have been subjects of mythologies, religions, battles, and innumerable other interpretive or literal practices of expression.
Elephants, in general, symbolize the qualities of wisdom, strength, courage, longevity, patience, honour, and stature
The peacock (mayura) is the national bird of India. It is the most auspicious animal in Hindu mysticism. Indians keep peacock feathers inside their houses, as it is believed that their feathers will bring luck and prosperity to their families and friends. Also, Hindus keep hordes of peacock feathers in and around their homes in belief that they will repel pesky insects and flies.
Dimensions - 40cm x 40cm.
Please note: Cushion cover only, cushion not included.