Language of Flowers skateboard
This cotton tea towel (48x76cm) records a love poem written by a boy to a girl in the "language of flowers", the Victorian-era means of communication in which various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages, allowing individuals to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. Starting with the left side of the wreath to the right side, each flower reveals one more part of the missing puzzle. Included in the poem are amaranth globes, black eyed susans, daisies, poppies, dandelions, tulips, morning glories, roses, magnolias, laurel leaves, laurestine, forget-me-nots, honeysuckle. Try to decipher the poem with your guide here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_of_flowers Queen Victoria's silhouette dramatically takes center stage on the black background as a symbol of the era and as a lover of beauty and wearer of flowers in the hair.