Add some cool visual interest to any room with this amazing handmade mirror! Meticulous, thin strips of rattan are curved into a delicate spiral pattern forming a mandala around the border of this unique piece. To some, the patterns also looks like the iris of an eye but this design tends to bring to mind sunflowers and sacred geometrical patterns that are symbolic of creation, spiritual awakening and enlightenment. Along with being incredibly beautiful, spiral-based mandalas also represent dynamic growth and transformation.
The natural beige tone of this mirror fits nicely with many décor styles including feminine, boho, beachy, zen, exotic, worldly and eclectic vibes while imbuing any indoor space with nature and beauty. It can be used functionally as a unique mirror, or hung as creative wall art. May this piece inspire you to deeper introspection and insight!
Rattan is a naturally renewable palm plant and one of the most eco-friendly and sustainable materials being sourced today. It can actually be used in place of wood in many furniture and décor items helping to preserve the world's forests.
Material: Rattan, Glass
Size: 60 cm across
Colour: Natural Beige
Note: The unit shipped may vary slightly from the one shown above as each piece is handwoven.
Read on to discover more about Spirals, Mandalas, and the symbolism found in this piece...
The Spiral is widely understood as a major creative and organizing principle that lends structure to the universe as spiral energy fields are all around and within us, from the double helix that forms the backbone of our very own DNA to the birth of stars and galaxies. Spirals are employed by nature to transmit energy efficiently -- both radiating out and drawing in at the same time into infinity -- leading to growth and strength. Esoterically, it is yet another symbol associated with inner growth, spiritual development, our connection to the universe, and the pathway to God, found in shamanic and mystical traditions, Celtic faith, Druidism, Greek mythology, as well as in ritual art and dance. The spiral can also represent Kundalini "serpent" energy from Tantric Yoga, or similarly the serpentine Nagas of Buddhist folklore. Another cool link in the science and spirituality of the spiral is it can be seen as a visual parallel to the internal movement and vortex of the mind, including the flow back and forth between dualities like the brain's hemispheres.
Mandalas are geometric patterns that hold powerful significance in Buddhism as metaphysical representations of the Universe and thereby symbolize wholeness, oneness and continuity, as well as the spiritual path itself. The circular design embodies the idea that life is never-ending and everything is connected. There are countless types of mandalas that are used in ceremonial rituals, sacred art and as an object of focus in meditation. They can be used as a tool to expand one's consciousness, awareness and wisdom, and are believed to transcend both language and the rational mind due to their visual and mathematical universality.