Tag measures 2 by 3.5 inches
Printed on smooth, soft, luxe matte stock, both sides. Side one displays a gold and black cane design background and the flower of life symbol, which makes this gift tag the perfect portable meditation tool. Side two has a designated area for adding the name of the gift recipient.
Threaded with soft, red cotton twine.
The Flower of Life is an example of sacred geometric designs. Essentially, it is comprised of same size circles that overlap each other so that each side of the circle dived by the overlapping circle is the same radius. There are different kinds of geometric flower sacred patterns depending upon the grid shape used as a base, i.e., circle, square, triangle, etc.
A Flower of Life pattern decoration with seven overlapping circles shows up in numerous artifacts from the 6th or 7th century BCE forward in Roman art, Islamic art and in Gothic art. The oldest example is on display in the Louvre in Paris. It is from the threshold of a palace that belonged to the King of Assyria. The same pattern appears in Java, specifically a Hindu temple in Prambanan.
The design wasn't known as the Flower of Life though until our more recent New Age and now shows up on metaphysical objects, spiritual art, meditation mandalas, quilts, architecture, clothing, furnishings, tile, jewelry and tattoos. There is an Alpine folk art design that is the same thing known as the Sun of the Alps. Later, the English used the symbol on their buildings to keep witches out. Leonardo da Vinci, fascinated by sacred geometry symbols, wrote about the 7 overlapping circle design at great length.
Islamic art uses grids of overlapping circles for for the design of stars and hexagons. It is called a girih. The final art looks more like interwoven strips or straps than overlapping circles.