The evolution of floral art

The development of flower design techniques over thousands of years has given them social, spiritual, and aesthetic importance and transformed them into what they are to us today. Here are a few of the historical occasions:

Earlier Egypt

The earliest examples of floral arrangements date back to Ancient Egypt when such decorations were a luxury only afforded to the wealthiest members of society. Instead of being chosen for their beauty, the flowers used for ceremonial garlands and crowns were selected for their distinct meaning and function. Lotus blossoms were particularly revered.


Ikebana, sometimes referred to as Kado, is a traditional Japanese floral decorating technique. This art is connected to the sacred through rules and symbolism. It is founded on the idea that many deities reside in organic substances like plants and stones.

Ikebana masters traveled to holy locations to collect plants that may serve as a form of the spiritual antenna (yorishiro) and link the receiver to the universal good.

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Ikebana is renowned for its simplicity.
Historical floral designs started experimenting with more straightforward arrangements utilizing fewer flowers and precisely drawn lines as the influence of oriental art increased.

Rome and Greek antiquity

Most people know that Ancient Greece and Rome employed floral crowns and garlands made of fragrant herbs. Did you know, though, that these patterns were most frequently utilized during events where everyone was requested to wear elaborate floral crowns?

When selecting their blooms, ancient floral designers paid close attention to symbolism and invented some of the features we still use today, including fruit (especially grapes).

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