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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ikebanas Day Out

This edition of Delhi-iteful Tuesdays is a continuation of the Flowers Day Out series. Today I will show you some of the best Ikebanas to be found in entire India. Ikebana is the Japanese art of Flower Arrangement.

So, before going ahead and showing you a selection of some of the most beautiful pictures I clicked for my post, I wish to let you know a bit more about the Ikebana flower arrangement. The word Ikebana originates from the Japanese 'ikeru' (to place, to arrange, life, birth) and 'hana' (flower). Possible translations of the word also include 'giving life to flowers' and 'arranging flowers'.

Nageire is a style is characterized by a tight bundle of stems that form a triangular three-branched asymmetrical arrangement which was considered classic.

More than simply putting flowers in a container or a vase, ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Contrary to the idea of floral arrangement as a collection of particolored or multicolored arrangement of blooms, ikebana often emphasizes over other areas of the plant, such as its stems, leaves, and draws emphasis towards its shape, line, form. Though ikebana is a creative expression, it has certain rules governing its form.The artist's intention behind each arrangement is shown through a piece's color combinations, natural shapes, graceful lines, and the usually implied meaning of the arrangement.


Seika style consists of only three main branches, known as 'ten' (heaven), 'chi' (earth), and 'jin' (human). It is a simple style that is designed to show the beauty and uniqueness of the plant itself.


Another view of this flower arrangement

These Ikebanas were exhibited at the exhibition organized by the Rose Society of India.

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