Breath of Life
Introducing the ETERNAL FLAME hand-fan from the new and exclusive BREATH OF LIFE collection, a collaboration with multidisciplinary artist Francisca Oyhanarte.
Celebrating the Ancient Egyptian's interest in the afterlife this bold and eye-catching print from Francisca perfectly demonstrates her passion for colour, mythology and symbolism. With its burning flames flanked with Anubis, powerful and majestic winged sun, it celebrates the notion of eternal life; a fan to awaken the soul and celebrate its everlasting existence.
The symbol of Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of the dead was
said to oversee every aspect of the process of dying. He facilitated
mummification, protected the graves of the dead, and decided whether
or not one’s soul should be granted eternal life.
Associated with divinity, royalty and power, the winged sun is a symbol
of the soul and its eternity. It is often placed in temples as a memento to
the dead of their eternal nature. It is a symbol of protection and became
a popular protective amulet. Because of its solar reference, it has been
connected with the sun god, Ra.
Many early Egyptian artworks depict this sacred symbol being worn or
held by gods and kings. Used as an amulet, the Ankh was believed to be
able to grant the wearer long life and health. Ancient Egyptians even put
ankhs in tombs to give energy to the resurrected spirit. It is said that the
symbol can even carry on its power to anyone within a certain proximity
to it. As such, it is believed to be a conduit for life or power that stems
from the universe. The Ankh can also be used as a strong protection
against evil, decay, and degeneration.
ORIGINAL FRANCISCA OYHANARTE DESIGN
100% HAND-MADE IN SPAIN
AEA stamped, painted black sipo wood sticks.
Premium microfibre fabric for vibrant colours.
Hanging red snake acrylic pendant.
Embossed white logo.
Measures 23cm closed and 46cm open.
All fans come with cotton bag, care label and signed and numbered limited edition postcard. 1 of 50.