By Pelekani Lwenje
HISTORY OF THE VASE
The vase has been a part of human culture since the times of the ancient Egyptians. They have been used for many different things,not just for placing flowers. The earliest vases infact were used for storing oils and grain. You know we’ve all seen that in some of our favourite historical animated films or live action movies. This is all as far back as 3000 BC.
THE ART OF VASES
The ancient Egyptians were actually the first to decorate their vases. They weren’t just for practical use,but also for decorative purposes. Do you love putting flowers in your vases? You can thank them for that practice. They started it. To this day,most homes have a vase of some kind. The ancient Greeks and Romans and Chinese and Japanese would soon follow. The rest of the world as well. The Greeks would even go as far as depicting stories of their legends on vases and each vase was used for a different purpose. Ceremonies and funerals. Important people even had specially designed vases to be placed on top of their graves . Art was everything on a vase. Today such vases are extremely valuable.
Khutenga has a lovely selection of vases. So get on their website and beautify your home. From the Snow White Ceramic Vase to the “mini “Flower Vase.