Refreshing Swirls


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“Refreshing Swirls”

Anand is holding a cushion in pure linen with aari embroideries matching to the throw in the background.
(Style “Swirls”, Col. Turquoise / RED HALO – Summer 09)

Turquoise is a slightly greenish shade of cyan.
The color is based on the gem turquoise and the name comes from the French word for Turkish.

In holistic medicine, this color has a calming effect on patients and is particularly used to treat patients prone to depression, panic attacks or mania.
The turquoise’ cheerful colour is said to endow reticent personalities with more confidence.
In the ancient Persian kingdom turquoises were often worn on the turban, and often surrounded with pearls, in order to protect their wearer against the ‘evil eye’.
As talismans, they adorned daggers, sabres and the bridles of horses.
The Aztecs in Mexico used to decorate their ceremonial masks with this stone which was holy according to their beliefs.
The Indians of North America believe that the sky-blue gemstone opens up a direct connection between the sky and the sea.
At all times and over the world, turquoises have been worn as natural protection against the powers of darkness.

A turquoise is often given as a gift, a stone of friendship, it is said to be responsible for faithfulness and constancy in relationships.
Its colour makes people feel happy and cheerful, for in it the light blue of the sky and the stimulating green of the sea are combined.

This picture was shot at the upper terrace of our office in Varanasi (Benaras) with natural light.

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