‘Helios’ Tea Towel (October | Marigolds & Cosmos)

$24.00

These sturdy, cotton twill tea towels are form & function in one; a perfect hostess gift or little treat for yourself! Original watercolor designs are by NC artist Jessica Yelverton. Tea towels are made to order by a NC manufacturer, quality-checked by Jessica then shipped to you. Birth Month Botanical tea towels also include a pretty card with floriography information specific to that flower (shown in image gallery).

 

-18”x30”

-Machine Wash cold, hang to dry

-100% Cotton

-Made to order in NC, USA. Please allow 7-10 days for production, wrapping & shipping to you!

Description

“Floriography”: the language of flowers

Thousands of years of folklore, mythology & religious tradition have contributed to the meanings we ascribe to flowers today. Floriography peaked in popularity during the Victorian era when, armed with floral dictionaries, gentlemen would send cryptic messages to ladies with specific nosegays or tussie mussies called “talking bouquets”. 

Still today we have a tradition of birth month flowers, the meanings of which are rooted in floriography. Similar to zodiac signs or birthstones, it is believed you inherit the characteristics of the flower assigned to your birth month. 

Marigolds, the “Herb of the Sun”, are October’s flower & hold a host of meanings across history & cultures. The name “Mary’s Gold” was given since they were sacrificed to the Virgin in lieu of gold coins. Both Victorian & Mexican cultures used them in remembrance for the dead while throughout the Middle Ages they were considered love charms, helping to attract mates. Others splashed marigold water on their eyes or added petals to their pillows to induce psychic dreams & visions of fairies. However, because their bright orange faces evoke the beauty of the sun, they’re most associated with creativity, passion & a drive to succeed.

  

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 30 in

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