Few things rival the simple beauty of the rose. Celebrated equally for its appearance, fragrance and toughness, it combines thorn, leaf and flower with singular ease. Honored in poem and song, the rose stands out among flowers.
Ask people from around the world to name one flower, and the name you'll hear most repeated will be "rose."
"That which we call a rose, by any other name will smell as sweet." Shakespeare knew his flowers. Whether wild or cultivated, its beauty is legendary. The ancient Greeks and Romans used it as a symbol for the goddess of love. The red rose became a symbol of the blood of Christian martyrs.
Its association with romance lives almost universally in the West, and it frequently serves as the subject for still life art. In "Desert Rose," it appears both robust and protected, able to thrive in the harshest places. Love does that.
Stitch Count: 75 high x 59 wide
9 ct. Aida 8 3/8" high x 6 1/2" wide (also for 18ct over 2 threads)
11 ct. Aida 6 7/8" high x 5 3/8" wide
14 ct. Aida 5 3/8" high x 4 1/4" wide
18 Evenweave/Aida (over 2 threads) 4 1/8" high x 3 1/4" wide
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