Silk Flower, Queen of the Artificial Flower
Posted on June 10 2019
Silk Flower, Queen of the Artificial Flower
Why do we love the silk flower so much? It may start from an ancient but romantic story.
For those people who enjoy the fresh flowers, they may think that the silk flower is just a kind of fake flower, it’s inanimate and have no temperature of life. However, in my heart, there is a very beautiful and ancient story behind the silk flower, which is graceful enough for the silk flower to become a symbol of elegance and beauty. It’s about a dream of the Tang dynasty and the story of the most well-known beauty in that time—Concubine Yang. It’s said that in more than 1300 years ago in Tang dynasty in China, Concubine Yang became the favorite concubine of Emperor Xuanzong. Unfortunately, there is a scar in Concubine Yang’s left temple. No one can easily accept a scar on the face, not to mention the most beautiful woman in the legend. Every day, the servant maids are asked to pick the fresh flowers and Concubine Yang would wear them on the bun of her left temple in order to hide her scar. But in the winter, the flowers were all fading. An ingenious palace maid made a fake flower with ribs and silk to Yang and finally it became a trend at that time. Many ladies followed the trend and made silk flowers as the ornaments to make themselves up. I can even image that in the streets, all the ladies are decorated themselves with the pretty silk flowers and proudly enjoyed the prosperity of the Tang dynasty.
In the Qing Dynasty, the silk flower produced by famous Beijing artists was awarded at the Panama International Exposition. Up to now, the variety has grown from dozens to more than 2,000.
It’s a desire of beauty that comes from our inner sense, so we appreciate the flowers and their derivatives.
In addition to the mentioned history, using silk flowers to decorate our daily lives also can show our positive attitude towards life and reveal our pursuits of a beautiful life. Flowers represent beauty, and we tend to live a happy life, so we are likely to choose flowers to decorate many aspects of our lives. At the wedding, the bride and groom need to wear the corsages, the bride will also carefully select their wedding bouquets, and the wedding scene can never leave the flower decorations; in an elaborately decorated cafe, you will see that the beautiful flowers is always the one of the essential decorations in the store; in your favorite clothing store, there are always a few flower-themed clothing items that will make you fall in love with them at first sight. The fresh flowers are too delicate and often require careful care. If you don't pay attention, the flowers will be withered and faded, so it will not be the most suitable choice on many occasions. The silk flower can make up for this shortcoming. The silk flower is elegant and textured. Its carefully selected flower template, the almost-perfect and beautiful shapes, coupled with the high quality silk and fabric that feels so comfy, are highlighting the high sense of the decoration and it has the high applicability from all aspects.
The advantages of the silk flower make it the popular merchandise over the world.
The craftsmanship of the artificial silk flowers is very delicate and realistic. For example, the thickness, colors and texture of rose petals are almost the same as real flowers. The blooming gerbera is also sprinkled with ‘drops of dew’. Some flowers even have a pair of bugs crawling on the tip of the flower. There are also some woody crabapple flowers that use natural stumps as branches and silk as the petals to make flowers look lifelike and beautiful.
Artificial flowers can be used to beautify the home, and can also be decorated in public places such as the hotels, exhibition halls, supermarkets, stations, etc. It is reported that in the past 50 years, artificial flowers in the world have formed a large-scale industry. In the economically developed countries such as the United States, France, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands, the sales of artificial flowers are increasing year by year. In 2004, the United States earned a total of 1.75 billion US dollars on artificial flowers, an increase of 1.5 times. The dried flowers produced by Australians are as famous as the tulips produced in the Netherlands. It has been exported to more than 60 countries. And was recognized as "the flower of fashion that never fades". Singapore, which is rich in orchid, is even more ingenious in applying the gold plating process to orchids, creating a variety of shining brooch, earrings, pendants and other accessories, which are popular with many stars, singers and stars. It can be seen that the commercial value of artificial flowers is extraordinary.
Here I not only mention the silk flower, but also the dry flower and the gold plating flower. Actually, they are all the derivatives of the fresh flowers and they don’t have so much distinction. All in all, the charm of the artificial flowers are already recognized by the people all over the world. It’s not just the because of its amazing designed looks and styles, but deeply speaking, is owe to the gradually mature and innovative production craftsmanship. It’s the human wisdom that extends the beauty to the realm of art, allowing more people to have this beauty.
If the fresh flower is the princess of the plants, then I would like to say that the silk flower is the queen of the artificial flower. The elegant shape is its etiquette, the high-grade fabric is its pride, and the romantic atmosphere is its daily routine. I appreciate its beauty and characteristic. The silk flower is so charming, not only the look, but also the inner sense. Just like you, you need not to find the beauty outside, just see it in your inner sense.