King Silk Art makes silk embroidery wall art, 100% hand-stitched by Master Artists in Suzhou, China. Our artwork, Susho, is completely natural, created with tiny needles and pure silk thread. Susho is a 2500 year old family tradition, with a unique and fascinating history.
Lotus flowers, or Chinese water lilies, grow in muddy ponds, close every night and open again at dawn, pristine and pure. In Feng Shui, lotus flowers are a powerful symbol of purity, one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism. In Buddhism, lotus blossoms symbolize the true nature of reality, the outward manifestation of inner beauty.
Specifically, the lotus symbolizes the Buddha Guanyin. Although there are many conflicting stories about the origin of Guanyin, Guanyin is the symbol of purity, gentleness, compassion and mercy.
One of the legends about the immortal Guanyin is she chose to manifest as woman with a thousand eyes and a thousand arms, so she could observe the suffering of the world and use her arms to help and comfort. Many Christians have a similar view of the Virgin Mary.
Guanyin was born of a lotus, emerging from the mud clean and unspoiled, a completely natural beauty, pure and innocent. The lotus symbolizes purity, generosity and high status, royalty. The lotus is the mother of Guanyin and has similar qualities and so, often represents her.
In Feng Shui, the color green is associated with good health, harmony and prosperity. This specific design with the coin-like green lotus leaves in a large pile, symbolizes a "Money Mountain". The traditional design is meant to attract wealth.