Garland Making

by | Aug 27, 2020 | Community, English, Workshops

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Enjoy a lovely day whilst learning how to create your own fresh garland.
Come along to one of our exciting workshops. We will demonstrate, then guide you from start to finish on how to make your very own fresh garland. We supply all materials, just bring yourself. Complementary drinks and cookies are provided. Set in the beautiful Ardennes of Belgium. There is free parking.
Garlands have been utilised in many cultures across the world as symbols of purity, beauty, peace, love and passion. Flowers, leaves and foliage, delicately strung into garlands, wreaths (circular arrangement), chaplets (flaunted on the head), etc. have been worn as adornments or hung as decorations since time immemorial. In ancient Egypt, flowers had symbolic meaning with emphasis on religious significance; garlands of flowers were placed on the mummies as a sign of celebrating afterlife. The ancient Greeks and Romans used flowers and herbs as adornments to be worn and to decorate their homes, civic buildings, and temples. In contemporary times, the usage and production of garlands have been more elaborate in Asia than elsewhere. Like the Thai have their phuang malai and the Hawaiians, their lei; the Indians have their mala or haar.

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