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Lotus Tea Light Holder - Passion

$13.49
SKU: c11-08

Product Dimensions: 5 in. L x 5 in. D x 3 in. H

Availability: Expected back in stock in 1-2 weeks

Quick Overview:

This handmade tea light holder is designed in the shape of an open lotus flower, with three rings of translucent capiz shell petals. 5" from tip to tip, 2" high. Shell edges and bases are black, giving each tea light holder a dramatic and clean contemporary look. Use with wax, battery-powered tea light, or small votive candle.

 

Details

This item was made in Pananque, Philippines under the guidance of Mr. Chito Navoa and his family. Single Capiz shells are extracted by hand and individually placed in the handcrafted metal frame of the Lotus Flower by craftsmen who then polish, paint and lacquer each individual piece until it glows with color and vibrancy. The Navoa family business supports many talented artists and craftsmen, giving them an opportunity to make a living.

Ships in clear plastic box, with insert describing capiz shells.

Product Features:

  • Handcrafted in the Philippines
  • Lotus design
  • Formed with capiz shells
  • Use with wax, battery-powered tea light, or small votive candle
  • Measures 2 inches high x 5 inches in diameter

The Symbol of the Lotus

Lotuses are symbols of purity and 'spontaneous' generation and hence symbolize divine birth. According to the Lalitavistara, 'the spirit of the best of men is spotless, like the new lotus in the [muddy] water which does not adhere to it', and, according to esoteric Buddhism, the heart of the beings is like an unopened lotus: when the virtues of the Buddha develop therein the lotus blossoms. This is why the Buddha sits on a lotus in bloom. In Tantrism, it is the symbol of the feminine principle. The lotuses are usually differentiated by their colour and grouping, in three or five flowers, which may or may not be combined with leaves.

Purple Lotus

This is the mystic lotus, represented only in images belonging to a few esoteric sects. The flowers may be in full bloom and reveal their heart, or in a bud. They may be supported by a simple stem, a triple stem (symbolizing the three divisions of Garbhadhatu: Vairocana, lotus and vajra), or a quintuple stem (symbolizing the Five Knowledges of Vajradhatu). The eight petals represent the Noble Eightfold Path and the eight principal acolyte deities of the central deity on the mandalas. The flowers may also be depicted presented in a cup or on a tray, as a symbol of homage.

Additional Information

Custom Stock Status Expected back in stock in 1-2 weeks
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