Alluring floral array
IT'S A dazzling riot of flowers at the Sixty Sense Gallery exhibition-cum-sale of floral arrangements currently drawing large numbers of aesthetes and flower lovers.
The flowers come from far-flung corners of the country and abroad, their `eternal summer' made fade-proof by a process of scientific drying and chemical application, which preserves them in all their natural loveliness. And what an eloquent language of floral communication and beauty has been hand crafted by women craftspersons and designers out of preserved flowers! Exquisite English bouquets and pretty little posies, minimalist Japanese Haiku-inspired arrangements and Ikebana compositions, avante-garde floral configurations, exquisite miniature gardens and flower filled fountains the exhibition has all this and more. Take your pick from the array of anemones, daisies, sweet peas, hydrangeas, roses, jasmine, African marigold, peonies, tulips, Nargis, birds of paradise and every species of fern, leaf and sprig presented singly, in hundreds of permutations and combinations, in wreath, garland and `made for the occasion' celebratory bouquet. The floral arrangements are varied and eclectic ranging from a natural `clutch' of flowers to elaborate arrangements embellished with dried twigs, curving fronds, silk flowers and lacy filigrees of dried leaves.
The containers of glass, terracotta, cane basketry and so on complement the floral theme and arrangement.
Bohemian crystal artefacts from Czechoslovakia, Chinese bric a brac and European statues moulded out of plastic as well as crockery from Japan and Sri Lanka are also available. The venue is Sixth Sense Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd., 22/1, Sardar Patel Road, Opposite Adyar Bus Station, Adyar.
The exhibition is on till August 15.
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