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Yet red is also symbol of love and fidelity. Greek mythology tells us that red roses, dedicated to Greek goddess of love Aphrodite, were born from Adonis’ blood when he was killed by a wild boar on a hunt. Red garlands and red scarves were part of wedding ceremonies in many cultures. Roman brides were wrapped in a fiery red veil, called flammeum (Latin for flame-colored), supposedly warranting love and fertility. Greek, Albanian and Armenian brides wear red veils even today, and Russian word for red (krassnyj) and beautiful (krassivyj) are curiously similar.
Red is also color of lust, arguably other face of love. Red is stimulating, appetizing and evokes erotic feelings. It is fire and passion; sign of “fallen” women and satisfaction of sexual yearnings which can be found in red light districts.
Red; drawing amazing images in our head. Danger, love, fidelity, lust, courage, ecstasy, protection and much more I’m sure. Images which seem contradictory yet are all somehow connected.
A magical color, sometimes red spells danger and sometimes red announces mating season – perhaps not only in animal kingdom (has anyone read The Naked Ape, by Desmond Morris?)
Fadwa Qasem designer jewerly www.fadwa.com
My specialty is chokers. My concept: painting with beads. With semiprecious stones, Venetian style, lamp, & faceted crystals/beads, I create limited edition pieces. After spending much time studying beads & bead history, I discovered that glass beads have an auspicious background just like diamonds, pearls, & semiprecious stones. Inspired by this & by many pleasures in life, I design individual chokers that each have a name, a character, a story.