Description of Awakening
The lotus has several meanings, rebirth, purity and awakening. This incredibly stunning flower emerges clean and pure out of the murky waters.
On the front of this Kimono Barbara Sophia hand-painted the lotus flowers are closed buds, but as one walks away one sees the lotus in full bloom, awakening.
The red lotus, is related to the heart, the meaning is associated with that of love and compassion.
This Kimono is hand-painted in the serti technique on silk charmeuse. The water is painted in brilliant blues. Lovely lotuses adorn the front and back. This photo is of the back. Salt and alcohol were used to create a fluid effect.