Wednesday, April 28, 2010
This sporty cropped jacket is inspired by the mythical mandara tree. It is said that in the shade of the mandara tree in Hindu paradise, all worldly cares are forgotten. According to ancient tree-worship beliefs, plants were not only conscious but able to feel pain. Each tree was believed to contain a tree spirit who had to be given flowers and sweetmeats. In return, the tree could be consulted as an oracle and had the power to grant children fame and great wealth. Before a tree was cut, the cutter prayed to the tree deity so that the god would find another tree and not be angry with him.