DESIGN & COLOUR STORY
Water’s changeable nature, fertility, nourishment and undulating sensual rhythms are why it is often given a feminine face. Water’s duality reflects that of a mermaid in it’s representation of the divine feminine and nurturer that water represents to all life.
In folklore and fairytales, mermaids are often found with a comb or a mirror. While your first thought may be that this is an object of vanity, its meaning goes much deeper than that. Symbolically, the mirror represents a portal between the conscious and unconscious worlds. The comb is urging us to consider both sides of consciousness in order to see more clearly. In today’s world this could take the shape of UNlearning many of the collective programmings around equality, worthiness, and value that have taken over our minds and created our realities. Can you dive into your subconscious and face the biases and beliefs that no longer serve you? Can you add conscious thought to reprogram those beliefs into something that aligns with your heart?
The act of combing one's hair has been portrayed as vain in many cases. But the true meaning of the act is one of purification leading to transcendence. Yet another patriarchal reframe created to undermine the power of women.