Saturday, March 26, 2011

Handmade, relief carved ceramic frog & fern tile

6 x 12 relief carved ceramic frog & fern tile
Available at earthsongtiles.com

Frogs have featured prominently in the folklore of many cultures around the world and continue to do so right up to modern pop culture. Connected to the moon and the symbol of new beginings, fertility, transformation & good luck, frogs were often considered representatives of the water spirits by the Druids. In Scotland stone frogs are often given as house warming presents, a good luck symbol to be kept in the garden. The frog goddess Heket was worshiped by Egyptians, to whom the frog symbolized life itself. In China the frog represents the lunar Yin, it's spirit being associated with healing & good fortune.

Breaking the silence
of an ancient pond
A frog jumped into the water
A deep resonance

One of the thirty odd translations into English of the famous Haiku by Matsuo Basho 1686

2 comments:

  1. Hello,

    This is very nice handmade relief carved ceramic frog & fern tile. It seems like never ending list of ceramic tile designs. Thanks a lot....

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  2. Really it is a unique design of ceramic tile. Wherever it may be places, it will help to enhance the beauty of the house. Thanks for sharing the believe that is associated with this design of tile.

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