This Gerbera is deep red and hand dried in full 3d in turquoise wood frame and includes tiny jewelled pink and white bee decoration
The Gerbera was named in honour of German botanist and medical doctor Traugott
Gerber (1710-1743) who travelled extensively in Russia and was a
friend of Carl Linnaeus.
The Gerbera is the fifth most used cut flower
in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). It is
also used as a model organism in studying flower formation.
Our Fresh Flowers are preserved using a 4000 year old technique presented in box frames.
We use the same process, gently withdrawing moisture from the flowers, using a medium so it preserves the full 3d effect of the flowers.
We can present these flowers in box frames or glass domes, or take specific flowers from your garden or a special occasion and make keepsakes and jewellery giving them an afterlife ….
Flower preservation has existed since early history, although deliberate flower preservation is a more recent phenomenon. In the Middle East, the bones of pre-historic man were discovered with delicate wild flowers probably as a tribute to a passing loved one.
Evidence of deliberate use of specific flowers is indicated by the pollen grains that were present.
Brightly coloured and vivid flowers were also found in Egyptian tombs.
These flowers were approximated to be 4,000 years old.